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Kid inside the balloon?

How was the child supposed to have gotten inside the balloon? All videos of the balloon do not show any place for a child, so how did the father believe the child was inside the balloon?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The balloon was open at the bottom. Helium is lighter than air so it goes up and stays up. As long as the balloon's opening is at the bottom there's little chance of the Helium escaping except for a few errant molecules that happen to randomly find the opening. That's why the balloon made such a soft landing. As the balloon swayed back and forth the opening swung up high enough to let just a little Helium escape before it swung the other way. Little by little by little the Helium escaped and the balloon came down.

    (In case you're wondering: Helium in the "normal" helium balloons you buy for a birthday party is under pressure in a balloon that expands as it's filled so if you don't tie off the balloon's stem it all comes back out with the same pressure it went it with. The weather balloon is not a flexible, expanding balloon. It's just a big light-weight bag that gets filled with helium.)

    The father (and everyone else) thought the youngest son was inside the balloon because a neighbor who'd seen the balloon take off also saw the 2 older brothers on the garage roof filming it and they told him that the little guy was in the balloon.

    (If you ever have multiple sons, don't keep a weather balloon tethered in your backyard. Except for scaring all of us to death, this little adventure sounds so typically like what brothers would do. I'm so very thankful we can all laugh about it now;-)

    Source(s): Re Helium - a gazillion years of chemistry;-(
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  • 6 years ago

    Very good. As his father didn't find him anywhere he may thing that. More over if anyone need balloon for a party of your celebration you can find much color and size balloon. Just visit the fallow link. I thing you will get much good balloon in those site.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The latest news confirmed that the kid was actually hidden in a cardboard box in his family garage attic. He hid for fear of getting into trouble in this episode. The father might have believed the different versions told by neighbours and his two other sons; when they couldn`t find the kid after the balloon floated off.

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  • 1 decade ago

    http://www.news-press.com/article/20091013/NEWS01/...

    the kid admitted it was all a prank! He's dropped his dad in it, that's the problem, a child that age doesn't understand these money making scams!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because his father didnt him anywhere in the house

    Source(s): Now PLEASE answer mine.... its a very romantic question http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200...
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  • 1 decade ago

    very good

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