So I’m sure you’d agree that taking a big breath of helium makes your voice sound hilarious. But have you ever questioned why that happens and whether the rumours of it being harmful to you are really true?
I bet you thought that the gas altered the pitch of your voice, when in fact it changes the ‘timbre’, so when you think you’re hearing a higher pitch, listen carefully and your voice has altered to more like Donald Ducks. To begin to comprehend why this happens, it would be helpful to understand how our vocal cords work and how helium modifies them.
Helium is an element that is used all over the world; it is used in balloons from as small as those used at birthday parties, to those as large as blimps across the world. It is also used in science to cool certain elements and machines in order to change how they work.
However, with science becoming more advanced every day, helium is being used for other purposes too. So, how will it be used in the future?
Join us with our helium-filled balloons as we take you on a journey.
Have you ever wondered how many helium balloons it takes to lift a human being? Or perhaps a house just like in Up? Or maybe the largest mammal on Earth – the blue whale? Well, wonder no more! Check out our spectacular infographic and find out how many helium balloons it would take to lift a loaf of bread or even a car – it’s time for us to fly away.
Balloons generally conjure up the image of a child’s birthday party – a flustered entertainer skilfully twisting them into different animals for an eager audience. However, they’ve recently become a very popular addition to wedding decor.
Balloons are associated with happy and fun events, so why not use them on the happiest day of your life? After all is a party really a party without balloons?