Monday, August 23, 2010

Oooooooh Noooooooo

The World Is Running Out of Helium - The Daily Beast: "Birthday parties will never be the same: Scientists say the world could run out of helium in 25 to 30 years, especially because a U.S. law stipulates that the country’s National Helium Reserve—by far the largest in the world—must be sold off by 2015, regardless of the market price. That same law has made helium artificially cheap, to the point where one scientist estimates that a party balloon should actually cost about $100."

Hat tip to Ivan Shreve, Jr.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm rather sorry to hear that. Glad we didn't go with helium airships for transport.