BALLOON: Has Remained Inflated For 17-Years

Zachary Starr is getting ready to celebrate his 18th birthday and there's one decoration that will definitely be on hand: a helium balloon bought to mark his entrance into the world. 

That's right, the balloon is still completely inflated, 18-years after it was originally purchased. Most helium balloons generally deflate within two weeks, not two decades

“It is exactly the same size as when it was blown up – it was one of the small ones you can buy and it just has not changed," Zachary's mom Louise Preece explains. “It is a bit tatty now, but we have always kept it and we are going to leave it and see how long it lasts.”

Source: Kent Online

 

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