·Balloons were invented in 1824 in New England during the Great Depression.
·Latex balloons come from rubber trees. The latex is collected in buckets, as it drips from cuts in the bark, much like collecting maple syrup.
·Latex is a 100-percent natural substance that breaks down both in sunlight and water.
·If the sound of a balloon popping startles you, you’re not alone. A bursting balloon actually breaks the sound barrier, creating a sonic boom. Wow!
For more information about balloons visit the Balloon Council.