Guess how many balloons would a child have to hold before he floated off?
March 28, 2007 10:04am CST
I just read this interesting fact in reader's digest. If you want your five year old child to fly winnie-the-pooh style, you need to let him cling to 150 balloons. Ian Ashpole of England climbed 3350 meters attached to 600 helium-filled party balloons. Aspole weighs under 77 kilos. The average five-year-old weighs around 20 kilos...And I thought that was just something unique to winnie-the-pooh.:)
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• Janesville, Wisconsin
10 May 07
Neat here is another balloon fact.. "In 1967, a floating balloon picked up on radar triggered a Norad missile launch." Kind of a spooky thought.. They also say a baloon can rise up to 5,000 feet... - DNatureofDTrain
• United States
10 May 07
My children are getting ready for fun day at school. I have volunteered to help with the day. This is something that will be good to know to get rid of the children who just won't behave. Thanks for shring the information. Now if only we can teach the child to let go of one balloon at a time they could probrally make it safely back.