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Can helium balloons carry off a child?

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 08, 2008

In the opening credits of the 80s TV show Webster, the title character is shown lifted into the sky by a dozen helium balloons. Mena Trott recently enlisted her young daughter in an attempt to prove, a la Mythbusters, that a few balloons won’t actually lift anyone anywhere.

Update: Mythbusters actually tackled this question in 2004. (thx, javier)

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