What is helium gas?

Answer Helium, widely known as the gas that makes children's balloons float, is one of the most abundant elements in the universe. Its name derives from the Greek sun god, Helios, as it was first discover... Read More »

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Can u die from helium?

[Helium gas is not poisonous. It is being used by the divers in deep-sea diving, mixed with oxygen. Breathing with pure helium will make a person pass out because of lack of oxygen. So, when someon... Read More »

How many protons are in helium?

Helium was discovered in 1895 by Sir William Ramsay. It is classified as a noble gas and one of the six noble gases found in group 18 of the periodic table. The nucleus of a helium atom contains tw... Read More »

Can you put helium in car tires?

It is okay, or safe, to put helium in car tires. There is the idea that it will improve gas mileage. However, as tires all require the same amount of PSI to stay full, there is no real difference... Read More »


This sounds like a nitrous balloon. It is a drug. Helium would have made your voice funny. If it made you feel goofy and laugh it was Nitrous oxide like they use at the dentist office. Any drug giv... Read More »