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helium balloons

PostPosted: 20 Oct 2011, 23:16
by pilvikki

you know, when you buy a helium balloon, it's in the ceiling all day. and then it dies, no matter how tight you've closed it off.

where does the helium go? or how?

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 21 Oct 2011, 03:04
by kg

The helium percolates through the skin of the balloon thus reducing the amount inside to provide lift.

It also escapes through the imperfectly sealed end of the balloon.

The ballons are usually made of mylar so the rate is low but helium is such a small atom that it's hard to keep it in anything for any length of time and especially in a 50 cent balloon.
If you blow up a normal rubber balloon with helium it only lasts for a few hours.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=6078.0

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 21 Oct 2011, 06:12
by pilvikki

thanks! that was interesting!

i do love the comments, too, and how people don't read [get?] a previous posts and will then state as fact what the previous guy just proved wrong...

:crazy:

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 21 Oct 2011, 12:07
by Ice.Maiden
The shiny balloons can often last for several weeks before the helium eventually escapes into the air.

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 21 Oct 2011, 13:14
by kg

pilvikki wrote:i do love the comments, too, and how people don't read [get?] a previous posts and will then state as fact what the previous guy just proved wrong...


While some of that is posting at the same time that the previous poster is posting, or before that previous post appears (I have done that quite a bit), some of it is not reading previous posts before posting. That, and/or refusal to accept any other explanation than their own preconceived ideas on the subject in spite of all proof to the contrary.

Happens all the time (I'm sure you've noticed)! ;)

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 21 Oct 2011, 23:10
by pilvikki

Happens all the time (I'm sure you've noticed)!


i'm sure i have NO idea whatcha talking about...

:lmao1:

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2011, 08:15
by Ice.Maiden
:vrysad:

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2011, 08:40
by kg

Why the sad face? Did you think we were talking about you? No, we were talking about the comments on the site that I posted. ;)

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2011, 13:22
by pilvikki

icy! you silly git! you've NO idea what kind of comments i've seen on some websites. not only do the people NOT read what's been posted, they get livid when you mention the fact that it would be much more sensible to actually check your stats before going off the rails about some urban myth f. ex.

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2011, 18:35
by Ice.Maiden
No guys - the sad face was because I've been guilty of misconstruing previous posts, or not read them properly. Oh the shame, the shame .....

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2011, 18:59
by pilvikki

that'll be 15 hail marys and stand in the corner for an hour.

and good luck in finding that many marys to hail!

:lol:

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2011, 21:08
by Ice.Maiden
:lol:


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Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2011, 23:37
by pilvikki

i cannot for my life fathom that custom!

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2011, 20:34
by Ice.Maiden
This maybe explains it a bit for you, but you can see why I don't take much notice!

http://www.whateverycatholicshouldknow. ... priest.htm

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2011, 21:56
by pilvikki

oooh, i had no idea!

:clap2:

i shall fw forthwith! :P

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2011, 22:16
by Ice.Maiden
It's all a pile of you-know-what.

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2011, 22:59
by kg

Gossip fodder for the "little priest's room." :P

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2011, 00:03
by pilvikki

:lol:

Re: helium balloons

PostPosted: 25 Oct 2011, 12:23
by Ice.Maiden
I bet it is. :P

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2011, 09:03
by Yogi
I'm pretty sure that any crimes confessed to a priest do not have to be reported to the authorities. It's one of those rare situations where confidentiality is upheld. In theory the priests are not allowed to discuss confessions amongst themselves. Of course they are only human, and we don't know what really goes on.