Balloons Singapore? Balloons are able to fill up gasses such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, and air. Do you know that popped toy balloon makes the noise of a sonic boom. When a hole is made in a balloon, it starts to grow at almost the speed of sound in rubber which is greater than the speed of sound in the air which makes a boom.
History of Balloons
- Man has intentionally filled bladders, especially actual animal bladders, with air since prehistory.
- In Ancient Greece, it has had a number of recorded uses. The Aztecs inflated cat intestines to make shapes to present as sacrifices to the gods.
- he first hydrogen-filled gas balloon was flown in the 1790s. A century later the first hydrogen-filled weather balloons were launched in France.
- The first modern, rubber balloons on record were made by Michael Faraday in 1824. He used these to contain gasses he was experimenting with, especially hydrogen. By 1825 similar balloons were being sold by Thomas Hancock.
Safety and Environmental Concerns
Balloons are hazards when they enter the environment. All released balloons, whether they are released intentionally or not, returns to Earth as litter. Those marketed as “biodegradable latex” included. Balloons can kill countless animals because once they deflate, it can just drop off anywhere and the animals can just eat it without knowing what it is. It can also cause dangerous power outages to those country / cities where their power lines are not underground.
Instead of Balloons
Balloons do affect the environment and you need to know that. What are other products you can play with except balloons?
- You can blow bubbles.
- Play with kites and garden spinners.
- You can do planting.
- Do donations.
- Play outdoor activities.
Things to Help Wildlife and Our Environment
- Never release a balloon into the air.
- Pick up any balloons or ribbons you find and dispose of them properly.
- For favors or centerpieces, choose edible or plantable items, which are less likely to end up in the trash. Buy local flowers or plants from farmers markets or farm stands, or, for real freshness, find a “pick your own” location.
- If for any reason you end up with a balloon, when done with it, please make sure to pop it and dispose of it properly (cut the string/ribbon off, cut it up and put it into a trash container)