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Date: 06/25/08 02:45 PM

51 Responses to Balloon Boy

  1. Profile photo of option_dub
    option_dub Male 18-29
    66 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    Link: Balloon Boy - Fill your clothes with a bunch of helium and float around town? Of course it`s possible.
  2. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    Would be awesome if it was possible.
  3. Profile photo of hedonistic
    hedonistic Male 30-39
    103 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    I was hoping for a good crosswind
  4. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    lol. how fake is that. although it would make you seemingly lighter...
  5. Profile photo of sponged
    sponged Male 18-29
    553 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    anyone got a bow and arrow?
  6. Profile photo of Kalishpa
    Kalishpa Female 18-29
    318 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm
    Oh wow lol that would beh fun
  7. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    This was first done on brainiac.
  8. Profile photo of agent666
    agent666 Male 13-17
    36 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    that is a great head line

    "boy dies of helium overdose or getting to close to the sun...its undecided"

  9. Profile photo of Infinity838
    Infinity838 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:56 pm
    wait seriously?
  10. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    The question is "What are they trying to sell?"
  11. Profile photo of DaPalooka
    DaPalooka Female 13-17
    360 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    KoalaMeatPie, I was just about to say that.
    Fake or real, either way, that looks like alot of fun.
  12. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    Fake.

    The boy weighs more than that Helium tank, and you don`t see the helium tank fly away.

    plus, it takes a heck of a lot of helium to get 100lbs - and mroe - off the ground.
    Mythbusters :-p

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    doran127 Male 13-17
    46 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    ok if this is real then WOW I WANNA TRY THAT
  14. Profile photo of horsie
    horsie Male 18-29
    185 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    "The question is "What are they trying to sell?""

    Maybe fat people clothes? i dunno though clothes is my guess.

  15. Profile photo of xLastRaptorx
    xLastRaptorx Female 70 & Over
    35 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    anyone who thinks this is real has absolutely no understanding of basic physics.
  16. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
    2578 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    Raptor - Indeed.

    (Tried to explain it using logic ... but I think that will surpasse many people too.) :-p

  17. Profile photo of idontknow951
    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    908 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:18 pm
    Fake

    QFT.

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    xxclichkexx Female 13-17
    192 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    yes, koalameatpie, because soo many people posted comments saying how they thought it was real.

    what, was that a levis commercial? the three guys walking in the dust to their beat up old truck. lol.

  19. Profile photo of chaitanya
    chaitanya Male 40-49
    216 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    it took thousands of helium balloons to get a little girl off the ground in mythbusters.the helium would leak out of his clothes. and the tank doesnt fly because it is made with thick metal. its made to not fly away!!!
  20. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    That looks like so much fun xD
    Even if it is fake.
  21. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4225 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    If only it were real...
  22. Profile photo of Grossen
    Grossen Male 18-29
    455 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    I really would like to know what they`re pushing. A very entertaining commercial, but if they`re not going to display the product then...I`m sad.
    Wait a second...I think it was the camera!
  23. Profile photo of LarryBonds
    LarryBonds Male 18-29
    1 post
    June 25, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    I hate to sit here and scientifically debate why it`s fake... let`s all just agree it is and sigh.
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    iamthehair Male 18-29
    84 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    they are selling Porsche they show that car way too well
  25. Profile photo of 643197
    643197 Male 18-29
    1078 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 4:28 pm
    haha i would want to try that if it was possible.
  26. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    It took me about two seconds to realize that this was a commercial...
  27. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 4:32 pm
    ^truth.
  28. Profile photo of catlikegrace
    catlikegrace Female 18-29
    486 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 5:03 pm
    If that were real, I would totally do it! So awesome.
  29. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    *sigh* I wish it were real...
  30. Profile photo of SparkleBabys
    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
    505 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm
    It`s probably some sort of teen comercial, for like, Zoo York or Myspace or something. No sense in paying porche a bunch of money if it`s gonna be a levi commercial, and why would teens have a porche? it`s gotta be some sort of teen culture thing.
  31. Profile photo of Bravosmith
    Bravosmith Male 30-39
    44 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    For crying out load, they did this on Mythbusters. It literally took a large room filled with helium balloons tied to a small girl to get her off the ground - the number of balloons was well in the thousands.
  32. Profile photo of FrogBlaster7
    FrogBlaster7 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 7:34 pm
    I did the math for chemistry once.... and it would take over 16,000 helium-filled balloons to get me off the ground. Too bad it wouldn`t work like that though....
  33. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    It`d still be fun to fill your clothes with helium and walk around, just for the hell of it. :]
  34. Profile photo of qquuaacckk
    qquuaacckk Male 18-29
    332 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 8:18 pm
    "KoalaMeatPie
    Fake.

    The boy weighs more than that Helium tank, and you don`t see the helium tank fly away."

    Really are you sure cause you know I really thought this was real... but if you say so.

  35. Profile photo of Mouichi
    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    Yeah, not possible. Especially considering the fact that using helium is not harnessing wind, and like a lot of people have already said, it takes a lot of helium to lift a person. It`d be easier to sky dive. Cheaper, too.
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    mandapanda28 Female 13-17
    112 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    leesah-i agree!
    it would be fun though..if it wasn`t fake.
  37. Profile photo of TacoChel
    TacoChel Female 18-29
    342 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 9:57 pm
    When I saw the boy`s jeans, I figured it was a Levis ad.
  38. Profile photo of Aerophyre
    Aerophyre Male 18-29
    177 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    If this is real then Im a goddamned talking internet surfing moose.
  39. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 10:10 pm
    It would take about 4000 balloons to lift someone who is 110 pounds.

    drat.

    Well, you could use hydrogen which is even lighter, but that has a nasty tendency to, you know, EXPLODE...

  40. Profile photo of richoricho
    richoricho Male 40-49
    1036 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    This is so real
  41. Profile photo of RandomEgg
    RandomEgg Male 13-17
    307 posts
    June 25, 2008 at 11:56 pm
    FotoShop`d
  42. Profile photo of Lilteddie704
    Lilteddie704 Female 18-29
    32 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 1:27 am
    how many days do you guys think it will take for some kid to try this while smoking and die? any bets?
  43. Profile photo of lupoligirl
    lupoligirl Female 18-29
    182 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 2:38 am
    He should absolutely have a cigarette.... *BOOOOOOOOOOOOM*
  44. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
    470 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 7:00 am
    it is a geico comercial duhhha
  45. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 7:01 am
    Was that a commercial? I missed the point of it. It would be cool if you could really do it, I would go for it. But besides all of the things already listed, the helium would escape through the fabric. It would have to be lined with something to keep it trapped inside. Not to mention the fact you wouldn`t get a decent seal with duct tape.
  46. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 9:32 am
    KoalaMeatPie - the tank of helium weighs nore than that guy... Doesnt it?
  47. Profile photo of triacnid
    triacnid Male 70 & Over
    82 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 10:09 am
    The reason helium baloons float away is that they`re less dense then the air around them. In the helium tank, the gas is compressed and more dense than the air around it. Regardless of how much the canister weighs, it will never float away.
  48. Profile photo of Eldricht
    Eldricht Male 18-29
    295 posts
    June 26, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    I wonder how many people, after seeing this ad, tried this, and failed in the most hilarious ways possible...
  49. Profile photo of Tikitac
    Tikitac Male 18-29
    115 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 7:38 am
    It would be amazing if that could only work!

    stupid physics!

  50. Profile photo of heavenly15
    heavenly15 Female 13-17
    965 posts
    June 27, 2008 at 10:36 am
    I SO want to do that. I don`t care if it`s fake, it`s brilliant and looks like so much fun. :-D
  51. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
    1051 posts
    October 23, 2009 at 5:57 am
    Lol this has such a different meaning today.

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