After not showing up to work for a week, 34-year-old UK factory worker Vitalijus Titok was discovered in his home, dead by helium suicide. Although this man’s actions were purposeful, incredibly, most people still do not understand the danger in inhaling helium.
The first federal helium auction of one year ago, which you can watch in its entirety above, was publicly labeled a huge success, generating nearly $15 million in revenue for the U.S. Treasury. But not everyone was thrilled and complaints were recently lobbied at a hearing over the implementation of new helium legislation.
There are some articles and videos circling the web that promote how to make your own helium for filling balloons. But can you make your own helium at home? Let’s get the facts straight.
Google’s “Project Loon” could bring Internet access to people across the globe that have never logged on before, and the entire operation depends primarily on helium balloons.
Helium balloon fishing is a pretty unique style of fishing that you will only find in a few corners of the globe. In this video, these two Florida captains demonstrate helium balloon fishing for sailfish, mackerel, and more.
High levels of helium-3 have been discovered in oil wells in Southern California, which changes everything we thought we knew about the Newport-Inglewood fault line and has reignited fears of another “big one.”
“I was looking down at a 747…”
On July 5, Dan Boria took to the Canadian skies in a plastic lawn chair powered by more than 100 helium balloons, in a stunt to advertise a cleaning business.
Britain’s “The Paul O’Grady Show” is under investigation for its stunt featuring the talk show host inhaling helium – a practice that can result in serious injury or even death.
Every five or so years, the helium industry experiences a demand that exceeds the supply. Furthermore, helium isn’t cheap, regardless of times of surplus or shortage. If you want to save your dollars and get the most out of every molecule of the notoriously leaky gas, these super-easy checks will teach you how to conserve helium.
The answer to the world’s energy problems could be laying in the dust on our own moon.
Chinese scientists say that the rare Helium-3 isotope found on the moon could provide enough clean energy to power Earth for tens of thousands of years, ridding humanity of its dependence on finite fossil fuels.