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 Post subject: Deflate/Pop a Balloon
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:23 pm 
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I'm looking to deflate a balloon without ever touching it. I don't want to pop it because of the noise, but deflating it until it has no air would be great.

Anybody know if this is possible?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:41 pm 
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I've heard of some mentalism routines doing what you're asking. I'm not sure if it's marketed but it is possible. My advice? Get out a notepad and start thinking creatively. Come up with some methods, it doesn't matter if they're terrible, just give creating a try!


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try using the same technique for swallowing a balloon...


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KyletheGreat wrote:
try using the same technique for swallowing a balloon...


Don't you need to touch the balloon for that?


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nope....it slowly deflates itself...


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To stop a balloon from bursting put tape on the balloon and stick the pin in there. You still have to touch it though.

Delete this if it's exposure but considering it was in my science text book when I was a kid I don't think it is...


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KyletheGreat has a good idea/method...If you know what he means (I do). Now when you say that you don't want to touch it...does that include blowing it up ?

What are you aiming to do ?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:49 pm 
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Basically I want to do the impossible...

There is this store in a mall that I go to that gives out free balloons. Last night I saw some people trying to get rid of their balloon by stuffing it into a garbage can. I thought it would be cool if I could just deflate/pop it without EVER toughing the balloon. Sort of like an exploding light bulb, but with a balloon.


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Without EVER touching it? How about a ten to twenty second delay?


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Do you own a BB Gun?


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I do, but I doubt it could penetrate the thickest balloons... or is there some secret pellet or method you're thinking about?


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exodus wrote:
Do you own a BB Gun?

Hey, don't even kid about that. You know some foolish kid here will actually try it. Remember that Christmas Story movie "You'll put your eye out" Or even worse, someone else's.


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You know, green laseres on a highn Mw like the one i own can pop baloons.. ^^


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DaveV wrote:
Without EVER touching it? How about a ten to twenty second delay?


Sure, I could easily talk for 10 to 20 seconds.


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Different brands may vary in their effectiveness, and some balloons pop easier than others, but experiment with "Goo Gone" or "Goof Off" The stuff rapidly (I mean RAPIDLY) breaks down latex. You can use a TT or a 35MM film canister with a cotton ball soaked in the stuff to store it before use. Touch a wet finger to an unsuspecting balloon and it will (should) pop in about 10 seconds or so.


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