by Anura Guruge
Click to ENLARGE. Kits do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Repeat. Do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Buy it separately. Otherwise a total waste of money and PRECIOUS Helium.
A ‘High-Float’ product page from Amazon. About the BEST price and it is Prime. Click to access.
Teischan had a Pre-Birthday party and sleepover Friday/Saturday — her birthday being this coming week. She wanted lots of balloons and so Deanna bought one of those Home Inflate kits, at Walmart, when she went shopping for the party supplies. We had bought one quite a few years ago and it had been quite a hit. At around $40 Deanna figured that it was a bargain given the 50 balloons included — at 80 cents a balloon.
These balloons, as it CLEARLY states on the box, lasted around 8 hours.
They pathetically deflated after that. And it says that on the box. Very clearly and both Teischan and Deanna had seen it.
This confused and UPSET me. I had discovered to my horror, 4 years ago, that the World was running out of Helium!
My 2012 post on this blog. Click to read.
An article from 2015 I just found. Click image to access.
So it bad enough that we are using precious Helium for party tricks BUT WORSE that we lose that Helium within 1/3 of a day!
I knew something was not right. Latex balloons you buy at supermarkets etc. last 3 to 4 days, if not longer (and yes, Mylar balloons lasts even longer).
So, as ever, I Googled.
That is when I discovered ‘Hi-Float‘. Now it ALL makes sense. The latex balloons have to be sealed.
Got it? Just trying to make sure that we all get more for our money and the best out of the Helium we have. (Yes, I know it is the 2nd most abundant element in the Universe BUT we haven’t yet figured out how to extract Helium from outer space).
by Anura Guruge