Guess how many balloons would a child have to hold before he floated off?

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Singapore
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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@KupoSin (680)
• United States
28 Mar 07
O_o dang i didnt tihnk it would take only 150 balloons, i thought it would be like1000 XD
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• United States
28 Mar 07
So I guess if you don't want him to be a dot on the horizon, you need to make sure he's holding 149 or fewer helium balloons. Good to know :-).
• 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
@KissThis (3008)
• 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.
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• Singapore
10 May 07
Well, you probably shouldn't tell them this fact or they would be too hard to handle once they want to experiment. LOL.
• United States
10 May 07
That is very interesting to know. You think it will start a trend in sending 5 year olds to travel short distances by balloon. lol
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• Singapore
10 May 07
LOL. Probably, but the problem lies on how to land. Well maybe we'll just give them a needle. :)