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15th Jan '17 7:43:03 PM ElSquibbonator
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* This was the idea behind the Fulton Skyhook used by the US Air Force and the CIA. A man on the ground would inflate a balloon, which would lift him up into the air. Then a passing airplane or helicopter would snag the balloon and reel him in.
12th Dec '16 7:23:37 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has a monkey who only needs some bubble gum to lift himself into the air.
12th Dec '16 7:22:12 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has a monkey who only needs some bubble gum to lift himself into the air.
16th Sep '16 4:16:03 PM MyFinalEdits
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** It happens to an entire house. Similar to the Mythbusters example, the animators figured out that in reality it would take somewhere on the order of millions of balloons to lift the house. In the film, they use just about ten or twenty thousand, but the ones they use are twice as big as the main character.

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** It happens to an entire house. Similar to the Mythbusters example, the The animators figured out that in reality it would take somewhere on the order of millions of balloons to lift the house. In the film, they use just about ten or twenty thousand, but the ones they use are twice as big as the main character.



* Mythbusters tested (and busted) the 'child carried off by helium balloons' myth; the test revealed that to lift a 44-pound girl required ''3,500'' helium balloons; there was no way that any circus or carnival would reasonably have that many balloons on-hand.
16th Sep '16 11:59:48 AM jamespolk
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* In MGM cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheMilkyWay'', three party balloons take three kittens into space. Justified by the ending, which reveals that the kittens were just pretending.
6th Sep '16 11:57:09 PM MrNickelodeon
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Several of the dolls in ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld'' at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks are shown floating high in the air due to holding onto a small group of balloons.
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29th Aug '16 2:33:54 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Giant Among Us" on ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Goldie and Bear try this as a means of getting the Giant back up to his home when the beanstalk is accidentally broken by magic. It fails when the 4 and 20 blackbirds pop the balloons.
7th Aug '16 8:56:03 PM NondescriptLarva
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*Mythbusters tested (and busted) the 'child carried off by helium balloons' myth; the test revealed that to lift a 44-pound girl required ''3,500'' helium balloons; there was no way that any circus or carnival would reasonably have that many balloons on-hand.
13th Jun '16 7:36:46 AM Ccook1956
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** In ''Wheezing to Washington'', Dastardly uses his breath to inflate a giant baloon hoping to send the other cars away by popping it. The baloon floats while Dastardly is inflating it, allowing the cars to pass.

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** In ''Wheezing ''Whizzin' to Washington'', Dastardly uses his breath to inflate a giant baloon balloon hoping to send the other cars away by popping it. The baloon balloon floats while Dastardly is inflating it, allowing the cars to pass.
23rd May '16 5:55:49 PM Anddrix
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* The Penguin uses this tactic to steal a payroll while disguised as a balloon vendor in a classic [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Franchise/{{Batman}} story ("Knights of Knavery") in which he teams up with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* The Penguin uses this tactic to steal a payroll while disguised as a balloon vendor in a classic [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Franchise/{{Batman}} story ("Knights of Knavery") in which he teams up with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
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