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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

I found an interesting link that states that the worlds stockpile of helium will be gone within the next 10 to 25 years depending on the demand for it. Made for a good light read.

A Helium Shortage?


Thoughts?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

I read on Cracked last year that for some reason the US, at the time being in control of the largest helium resource in the world, actually legislated that it all be sold by a particular date. With a price ceiling implemented.

If market forces were to dictate price, it would cost 100 dollars or more to fill a single balloon. Ridix.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

Sorry kids, no birthday celebrations anymore.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE (ThePinkFloydSound @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 09:57)
Sorry kids, no birthday celebrations anymore.

Good ol' hot air just wont be the same.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:12 PM

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QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 13:36)

Thoughts?

Pizza....and giraffes.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:20 PM Edited by GTAvanja, 14 March 2012 - 02:24 PM.

So what? Space is full of helium. If we don't find a way to collect some helium from space in the next 25 years we may as well nuke ourselves because we failed according to most science fiction movies. I've heard about an idea for harvesting helium 3 on the Moon. Technology is advancing very fast. Who knows what we'll be able to do in 25 years.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

If we do run out of Helium, we still have plenty of Hydrogen, although the downside is that Hydrogen is highly flammable.

How are the world stockpiles of Lithium doing? tounge.gif

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE (Ryan @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 14:52)
How are the world stockpiles of Lithium doing? tounge.gif

We've got way too much of that stuff.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (Robinski @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 10:54)
QUOTE (Ryan @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 14:52)
How are the world stockpiles of Lithium doing?  tounge.gif

We've got way too much of that stuff.

Hardee har har Rob. mad.gif




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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

Children of the future will never know the joys of inhaling helium. I pity them.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Hydrogen will solve everything, and make balloons even more entertaining.

Still, what will happen to airships once helium runs out? Realistically they can't operate on hydrogen safely.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

QUOTE (agent17 @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 17:21)
Hydrogen will solve everything, and make balloons even more entertaining.

Still, what will happen to airships once helium runs out? Realistically they can't operate on hydrogen safely.

OH, THE HUMANITY!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

It boggles the mind to think how much has been wasted by balloons!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (oysterbarron @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 11:35)
It boggles the mind to think how much has been wasted by balloons!

And the sad thing is they will continue to waste it, until it's all gone..then they'll freak out.

Same thing will happen with oil.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

As the saying goes... That Sucks

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

Holy sh*t I just realized. What about that New York parade thingy? It'll look rubbish if the balloons are just dragging along the ground.

I predict mass hysteria on a global scale.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 17:39)
QUOTE (oysterbarron @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 11:35)
It boggles the mind to think how much has been wasted by balloons!

And the sad thing is they will continue to waste it, until it's all gone..then they'll freak out.

Same thing will happen with oil.

And I can't f*ckin' wait.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 12:03)
QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 17:39)
QUOTE (oysterbarron @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 11:35)
It boggles the mind to think how much has been wasted by balloons!

And the sad thing is they will continue to waste it, until it's all gone..then they'll freak out.

Same thing will happen with oil.

And I can't f*ckin' wait.

Why? So we can all go batsh*t insane and live in a world a la mad max?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

f*ck yeah anything is an improvement on the way it is now.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 18:39)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 12:03)
QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 17:39)
QUOTE (oysterbarron @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 11:35)
It boggles the mind to think how much has been wasted by balloons!

And the sad thing is they will continue to waste it, until it's all gone..then they'll freak out.

Same thing will happen with oil.

And I can't f*ckin' wait.

Why? So we can all go batsh*t insane and live in a world a la mad max?

Well, now that you mentioned it, hell yes!

But mostly because I want to see how stupid people are going to get.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 12:32)
QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 18:39)
QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 12:03)
QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 17:39)
QUOTE (oysterbarron @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 11:35)
It boggles the mind to think how much has been wasted by balloons!

And the sad thing is they will continue to waste it, until it's all gone..then they'll freak out.

Same thing will happen with oil.

And I can't f*ckin' wait.

Why? So we can all go batsh*t insane and live in a world a la mad max?

Well, now that you mentioned it, hell yes!

But mostly because I want to see how stupid people are going to get.

I don't know man, people are fairly stupid now. I don't know how much stupider people can get.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

idk guys, for a post-apocalyptic civilisation with scarce oil resources, they sure do drive around wasting petrol quite a lot.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:32 PM

So why don't they just use Hydrogen on balloons? Sure it's a safety hazard, but it's better than the alternative. Besides, I'm sure balloons can made out of a more 'fire-proof' material.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:34 PM

I'd have liked to hear this on the news, but read in a high, funny, squeaky voice.

QUOTE
So why don't they just use Hydrogen on balloons?


I have visions of children holding onto this.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

What if oxygen makes our voice deeper and helium brings it back to normal?

BOOM.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (Lithium @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 15:06)
QUOTE (Robinski @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 10:54)
QUOTE (Ryan @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 14:52)
How are the world stockpiles of Lithium doing?  tounge.gif

We've got way too much of that stuff.

Hardee har har Rob. mad.gif




hahahaha

When the set-up's that easy, I can't be blamed for knocking them out of the park.

Besides, I knew this'd just devolve into a bunch of jokes about explosive balloons. You might have been pitching a little too high, for GTAF.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

I'd love to see a kid holding onto a hydrogen balloon get his arm blown off, just so I could say "Oh the humanity!". Actually, and this is kind of weird, but I reckon a hydrogen balloon could be used by a terrorist. Some guy dresses up as a clown and has about 100 balloons filled with hydrogen, then he wades his way into a crowd and BOOM! Al Qaeda should definitely headhunt me, I'd make a great terrorist.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE (GTAvanja @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 06:20)
So what? Space is full of helium. If we don't find a way to collect some helium from space in the next 25 years we may as well nuke ourselves because we failed according to most science fiction movies. I've heard about an idea for harvesting helium 3 on the Moon. Technology is advancing very fast. Who knows what we'll be able to do in 25 years.

We need to buy some probes from a fuel depot.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:08 PM

QUOTE (GTA_stu @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 19:51)
I'd love to see a kid holding onto a hydrogen balloon get his arm blown off, just so I could say "Oh the humanity!". Actually, and this is kind of weird, but I reckon a hydrogen balloon could be used by a terrorist. Some guy dresses up as a clown and has about 100 balloons filled with hydrogen, then he wades his way into a crowd and BOOM! Al Qaeda should definitely headhunt me, I'd make a great terrorist.

I don't think hydrogen is anywhere near as useful as an explosive as, say, TATP. Whilst it's a fantastically entertaining idea, it's usefulness as a weapon would be limited unless you could get your target to quite literally sit on the hydrogen balloons whilst you detonated them.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

QUOTE (John The Grudge @ Wednesday, Mar 14 2012, 15:59)
Holy sh*t I just realized. What about that New York parade thingy? It'll look rubbish if the balloons are just dragging along the ground.

I predict mass hysteria on a global scale.

A helium-less Macy's Thanksgiving day parade would be f*cking.hilarious.



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