||[Dec. 23rd, 2003|10:34 am]
Yesterday I was watching something-or-other on the Discovery Channel, and they were showing various factoids before the commercial breaks. One was:|
"Experts say that by the year 2010, no more Helium will exist on Earth"
WTF? Why has nobody told me this before? That's only six years from now. Should I be stockpiling it? Is anybody else concerned that one of the Elements will be gone?
WHAT? How is that possible?
Lol - I know!!! I mean, I know that Helium is so light, and that it leaves our atmosphere every time it seeps out of its container (or balloon, or whatever), and I knew that there was a finite amount of it and that it will someday all have escaped the Earth's gravitational pull, etc. etc. etc., but I had no idea that it would be so soon! I mean, are the next generation of kids not going to know about helium balloons?
2003-12-26 10:30 pm (UTC)
:::weeeeee::: (said in helium-voice)
Well, heck - can't that next generation of kids just get together in science class, glue some molecules together, and MAKE MORE??????
How do they KNOW all this? Speculation? Are there *fossilized* remains of extinct elements out there? The implications are making my head spin...
And where do we GET the helium we have? Are there helium-producing flowers? (Kayti would draw them if there were! LOL!) Is it excreted from little helium-mammals' hind-parts? Is it *natural*?????
Akkk - I need to stop before my head flies off.
Do we know of any other elements that have been lost over time? I mean, the earth's been around a while. I wonder, if you could go back... what you'd find... Do we really not need helium for anything? Besides balloons? Losing an element seems fairly serious...
Good god, my future offspring will never know the joy of sucking on a hellium balloon and then sounding like Alvin in the Chipmunks? LOL ^~
We all need to stock pile and suck all helium outta balloons hurry everyone!!!! heehee
AHHHH-helium just can't dissapear.
2003-12-23 12:58 pm (UTC)
Heard the same thing...
Both my husband and I heard the same thing and had same response...WTF?
I wish I had paid more attention in science class.
Where does all the helium go? Does it turn into something else? Can we make more or reclaim it back? What will they do at the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade and what will the Goodyear blimp folks do?
First the dodo now this....
dammit...a day without helium is like a day without sunshine. :(