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    Fun Facts About Balloons

    Here at GiftTree we have a variety of balloon bouquets to choose from for every occasion. You can send an arrangement to someone for an over-the-hill birthday, to celebrate the birth of a new baby, to say thank you or congratulations, or to tell someone that you love them. Whatever the reason you have to send ballons, GiftTree has you covered.

    Balloons are a great, economical way to show someone that you are thinking of them. Regardless of the recipient’s age, balloons always bring a smile and they always make the recipient feel special. Sending a balloon bouquet to students while they are in school is a great way to say happy birthday to them! Most kids love to be the center of attention and a balloon bouquet will certainly get them noticed in the hallways and leave them feeling special.

    There are a couple things to keep in mind when sending a balloon bouquet. If you are planning on sending balloons to a student you will need to make sure that they have alternate transportation home from school. Most school districts will not allow students to carry balloons on the bus. The other thing to note is that most hospitals will not accept latex balloons. If you are sending a balloon bouquet to a hospital it is recommended that you choose an ‘all mylar’ arrangement. If you take these two things into consideration when sending a balloon bouquet your delivery should go smoothly.

    Here are some fun and interesting facts about balloons:

    • When a latex balloon is released outside, as long as it has been well-tied and has no structural flaws, it will rise to an altitude of about five miles. At that elevation it will freeze and break into spaghetti-like pieces that scatter as they return to earth. Occasionally animals will eat these soft slivers of rubber, but evidence indicates that these pass through the animals system without causing any harm.
    • The modern latex balloon—the kind you can blow up yourself—was invented in New England during the Great Depression.
    • In the late 1970s, silver metalized balloons were developed for the New York City Ballet. These balloons are commonly called Mylar, but they are actually made from a metalized nylon and are more expensive than latex balloons.
    • If the sound of a balloon popping startles you, you’re not alone. A bursting balloon actually creates a small sonic boom! Once a hole is made in an inflated balloon, the quick release of the balloon’s energy, or air, causes the hole to grow at almost the speed of sound in rubber. Since this speed is much higher than the speed of sound in air, the hole in the balloon actually breaks the sound barrier, creating a sonic boom.
    • A 100-foot-diameter balloon can lift 33,000 pounds!

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    6 Responses to “Fun Facts About Balloons”

    1. Adorable. Very good blog I like it very much and keep posting on such type of blogs. I also liked the balloon bouquets very much. Next time I’ll try my best to gift balloon bouquet to my friends.

    2. Sarah Dunlap Says:

      Great post! I saw a movie once about a man who attached a lot of balloons to a lawn chair and traveled a long distance. I think it was based off a true story.

    3. Another balloon fact: Latex is made from tree sap and so it takes about as long for a latex balloon to decompose as an oak leaf.

    4. Interesting fact about sending presents to love ones in the UK who are in hospital, you can’t send flowers, you can send fruit.

    5. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you have been utilizing? I’m having some small security problems
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    6. here are another 2 cool facts about balloons:
      ITS BEEN CALCULATED THAT A SINGLE BREATH BREATH FROM A MATURE BLUE WHALE CAN INFLATE UP TO 2000 BALLOONS!!
      AND FOR SARAH DUNLAP ILL TELL YOU WHAT THE STORY WAS BASED ON:
      A MAN TIED 45 BALLOONS 2 HIS LAWN CHAIR AND ROSE TO 1500 FEET!!!

      ISNT THAT AWSOME?? :) :);):):):):):):)

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