Can a Helium Balloon Lift A Person Off The Ground?

Technically, you'd need a lot of balloons or a few really, really, really big ones. It takes about one quart of helium to lift just 1 gram or 0.03 ounces of weight. So in order to lift a human, you'd need a lot of helium -- about 13,000 gallons to lift a 110-pound person (50,000 liters to lift a 50-kg person). And you'd need a little more than that if you wanted to make the person rise and not just hang slightly above the ground. A regular amusement-park type balloon is about 1 foot (30 cm) in diameter, and it holds around 3.7 gallons (14 liters) of helium, so you'd need some 4,000 of these balloons to get your 110-pound person floating.

Parties That Pop Makes The Post—Again!

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May 23, 2013 - Parties That Pop created a custom archway for Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church's 47th Anniversary.  A video featuring our designs was highlighted on The Washington Post's online site.

The Garden State Inaugural Gala

January 20, 2013.  Parties That Pop celebrated the Second Inauguration of President Barack H. Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. with The New Jersey State Society's Garden State Inaugural Gala, held at the Washington Court Hotel, Washington, DC (Honorary Chairs:  The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey and First Lady Mary Pat Christie).   The Gala's theme was all American and all Jersey!  Our balloon decor complimented the Atlantic City Boardwalk Casino, a Jersey Diner, and the ballroom where the legendary Bruce Stringsteen's  #1 tribute band, "The B-Street Band" performed.