What happens to balloons that fly away?

Often latex balloons are released either on purpose or accidentally. Research shows that most of these latex balloons—the ones that are well-tied and have no structural flaws—rise to an altitude of about five miles, where

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Are latex balloons biodegradable?

Latex is a 100-percent natural substance that breaks down both in sunlight and water. The degradation process begins almost immediately. Oxidation, the “frosting” that makes latex balloons look as if they are losing their color,

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When were balloons invented?

Balloons—in one form or another—have been around for centuries. But the modern latex balloon—the kind you can blow up yourself—was invented in New England during the Great Depression. A chemical engineer, frustrated in his attempts


How Did Halloween Start?

Halloween has its origins from a festival held over 2,000 years ago before the beginning of Christianity. It is not as many people believe a custom started in America, although the Americans have embraced Halloween

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