How far will a helium balloon travel?

Answer Helium-filled balloons can rise to a height of approximately 5 miles before they either begin a descent or burst. Theoretically, if a helium-filled balloon doesn't burst, become snagged in trees or... Read More »

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How far can a helium balloon go?

There is no limit to how far a helium balloon can travel laterally--there is, however, a limit to how high a helium balloon can travel. A balloon can only rise about 20 miles (32 kilometers) before... Read More »

How to Suck in a Helium Balloon?

Sucking in helium balloons is always a fun party trick because it alters your voice, making it several pitches higher for a short time. Here's how to do it.

About the Helium Balloon?

Helium balloons come in many sizes, for many purposes. They can be small and bright-colored for a child's birthday party, or gigantic blimp-size, for advertising. The lighter-than-air helium makes ... Read More »

How much weight can one helium balloon lift?

A 1-foot diameter balloon has a volume of 0.5 cubic feet. In order for a helium balloon of this size to lift anything off of the ground, the weight of the object being lifted would have to be less ... Read More »