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Girl Overdoses When Breathing In A Helium Balloon

Hits: 19015 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Weird | Added by: eugenius
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yelloow12
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 225 Posts
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:52:02 PM
Anyone who honestly thinks you can "overdose" on helium as if it's a drug is a drating idiot

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Monday, January 24, 2011 7:48:13 AM
Well your not suposed to suck the whole balloon.

EvilNobby
Male, 18-29, Europe
 45 Posts
Monday, January 24, 2011 2:18:45 AM
Shes not overdosing, shes oxygen deprived, you can tell by her blue lips, hyperventilating a balloon with anything in it can do that to you..

Isafan
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 245 Posts
Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:40:29 PM
That's like the first time I smoked hard cocaine. (Uncooked crack).

poo will drop you son.

Kalon
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 370 Posts
Saturday, January 22, 2011 5:54:15 PM
People get high off of helium! Thats why we need to explain in detail to kids in schools what gets you high and how much (not) to use and where (not) to get some! Then we pass around samples so they know how it looks, smells and tasts!

SvampeBob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3088 Posts
Saturday, January 22, 2011 5:38:03 AM
Stupid Norwegians are stupid

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Saturday, January 22, 2011 1:02:19 AM
"because you could fill it [the lungs] with chocolate pudding and as long as you adequately perfuse the brain and other vital organs they'll be fine (other than massive chest congestion)."

Um, if you fill your lungs with chocolate pudding, how are you going to perfuse the brain, or any other part of the body, with oxygenated blood?

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Saturday, January 22, 2011 1:00:05 AM
@YugureKage- dangerous? Inhaling helium is as dangerous as holding your breath. Since it's lighter than air, it doesn't become trapped in your lungs like liquid or heavy gasses, and since it is inert it doesn't interact with the chemical elements that make up your body. The only danger is that you might hit your head if you fall down- luckily, this girl didn't.

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Saturday, January 22, 2011 12:58:29 AM
@Trypno. No, it doesn't. Paint thinner is highly caustic, and causes massive brain damage when you huff it. Helium is inert. It doesn't react with ANYTHING. It simply displaces the oxygen in your lungs, which can cause you to pass out if you take too many breaths of helium without taking breaths of oxygenated air in between.

tainteddeity
Male, 18-29, Europe
 856 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 9:32:21 PM
I've heard of lips going blue from asphyxiation but never seen it. Thanks, stranger girl!

whocares3725
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 310 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 9:27:38 PM
@YugureKage Uh, no, as long as you don't take in a ton at one time (probably what this girl is) it isn't dangerous at all. It makes your voice squeaky for a bit, and you laugh with your friends. I've done this at almost every party where there are balloons and never had a problem. Worst I ever had was when I took in like 2 balloons right after one another and was a bit dizzy.

mkygirl
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 67 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 8:50:52 PM
How do you pass out right into a cabinet...

YugureKage
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1211 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 7:40:09 PM
stupid people are stupid. It's helium! A rather dangerous gas. All the kids who I knew who did this were just dumb. I don't think it's funny. It's dangerous! She's lucky that she only lost a few minutes of her memory.

Sinclair
Male, 30-39, Canada
 269 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 7:27:25 PM
wow you do talk funny on helium

Wildcats2008
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 237 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 6:15:24 PM
Creabhain:

I guess it really bothered me that people simplified it too much.

If you say "he passed out because of _____ in his lungs" by itself you're technically wrong because you could fill it with chocolate pudding and as long as you adequately perfuse the brain and other vital organs they'll be fine (other than massive chest congestion).

Shortly, you technically pass out from lack of oxygen to the brain which in this case happens to be because helium blocking the alveoli in the lungs. (btw, any type of shock could cause this as well)

Either way, give the girl supplemental O2 and make sure she's breathing and she'll prolly wake up within 5 minutes...no big deal..

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26203 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 5:04:54 PM
vv Yup, @ElMustache has it right. If you don't breathe for a long time, you keel over!

@Trypno Helium is a "noble gas" and doesn't react with much, if anything. So it's like the opposite of paint thinner, which is highly volitile, eh?

handys003
Male, 50-59, Western US
 2402 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 3:57:00 PM
Then the Europeans got the gall to call Americans stupid. Sheesh!

ElMustache
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1622 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 3:55:18 PM
It's lack of oxygen. Plain and simple.

ForSquirel
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1721 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 3:45:46 PM
woot. job security!

Trypno
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 473 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 3:13:33 PM
I'm curious to know whether helium reacts in the same way as inhaling something like say, paint thinner, wherein it constricts blood vessels in your brain

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24737 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 2:37:58 PM
oxygen you need it

osirisascend
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3029 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 2:14:21 PM
Overdose? More like oxygen deprivation, followed by a loss of consciousness as a result of said oxygen deprivation.

Total and complete description fail.

brownsugar3
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 304 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 1:59:22 PM
lol my friend worked at a flower shop that was attached to his apartment and he'd always have ppl over just messing around with the helium tanks in the backroom. Some kid sucked to much in and had a small seizure and passed out! We all thought he was dead! He came back after a friend did some CPR or whatever! Scariest thing I've ever seen!

SPrinkZ
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2258 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 1:43:58 PM
You can't OVERDOSE on Helium. It doesn't react with anything in the fuc|<ing universe.

God damn. All of the noble gases are a pain in the ass to react with anything. Only Xenon has been able to react with anything, and it's extremely heavy.

Creabhain
Male, 40-49, Europe
 441 Posts
Friday, January 21, 2011 1:29:02 PM
"You don't pass out because something takes the place of the oxygen in your LUNGS."

If you fill your lungs with 100% helium then there is no air thus no O2 thus nothing for the red blood cells to carry to the brain thus you pass out. Correction fail.

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