The first thing that comes to your mind when you want to add extra happiness to your gift is to send balloons. Balloons are considered the secret ingredient that adds cheerfulness to any gift. No matter how old is the recipient is, Latex balloons would always draw a smile on their face. Balloons are also one of the necessities of any party from baby showers, birthdays, bridal showers to graduations and weddings. For the love of Balloons, we have got you here some facts about balloons that will impress you and your friends for sure!
1- The very first balloons ever known was made of inflated pig bladders and animal intestines. Thank god now we send balloons made of latex, rubber, and foil.
2- Professor Michael Faraday was the first one to invent the rubber balloon. He made it in 1824 using two sheets of rubber whose edges were pressed together. Professor Faraday’s purpose of the invention was to use them in his experiments with hydrogen.
3- Toy balloons appeared for the first time by Thomas Hancock the pioneer rubber manufacturer. They were sold in the form of a DIY sets that included a rubber solution bottle and a condensing syringe. Imagine if we send balloons today in a DYI set!
4- Latex balloons were first manufactured in London in 1847.
5- Foil balloons appeared in the 70s but it was a bit costly because these balloons held the gas inside longer.
6- Latex balloons are biodegradable and they can reach a height of more than 5 km in the air.
7- In 1783, the first hot air balloon was set to fly with a rooster, a duck, and a sheep in it and they were recorded to be the first hot air balloon passengers ever.
8- Latex balloons manufactures produce nearly one billion latex balloons per year.
9- Silver metalized balloons were first invented for the New York City Ballet in the late 1970s.
Now before you send balloons for any occasion or with any gift, you will always remember these interesting facts and share it with your friends to impress them. If you are looking for a wide variety of balloons to air with your gift or to decorate and add happiness to any party, browse our wide variety of balloons and send balloons now to all your loved ones.