Helium shortage? Oh, no!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

NPR : Helium Shortage Looms for United States

Helium balloon fans – of whatever age – shouldn’t worry about a shortage, however: The balloons suck up only 8 percent of the helium stock.

Well, that’s good to hear.  I don’t know what we’d do without helium balloons.   It’s a little surprising, though, that 8 percent of all the helium in the country is used for balloons.  I mean, not to knock birthday decorations and whatnot, but do we really need to use that much for something that lasts only a few days at best?

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