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Huge helium gas field found in Tanzania could be a 'game changer'

A huge field of helium gas discovered in Africa could help to ease the global shortage of the precious element, vital to many of our high-tech applications, such as MRIs and yes, even those colorful party balloons.

Drones and kites must remain grounded while Obama visits London

London - When President Barack Obama arrives in London, drones, kites, balloons, and parachutes will be banned from flying above central London and Windsor. The restrictions are part of a security plan implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

What you need to know about drone accidents

Washington - These days things that seem to be falling from the sky could be real: most likely drones or even Wi-Fi balloons. There soon will be many more of these devices flying.

Photo Essay: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade returns to New York

New York - Despite worries that high winds would ground floats and balloons at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, it was kid-friendly fun as usual as the Parade snaked along the streets of New York Thursday afternoon.

Review: Kris Thomas from 'The Voice' is soulful on 'Balloons' music video

Kris Thomas from "The Voice" has released his debut music video for "Balloons." It was directed in Nashville, Tennessee, by veteran filmmaker Molly Secours.

Police have last laugh in Marbella 'nitrous oxide' arrests

Marbella - Three British expats have been detained by Spanish police for distributing nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) in balloons at a bar in Marbella, popular resort on the Costa del Sol, Spain.

Photo Essay: Street performers greet visitors to French Quarter Special

New Orleans - From breakdancers, to mimes, to the other-worldly, street performers in the New Orleans French Quarter are sure to entertain visitors.

World's helium supply running low

Helium, an element commonly used in party balloons, has become so scarce that scientists are worried it will be gone within the next 30 years. Researchers are blaming party patrons for squandering the element which cannot be made artificially.

Balloon ban wipes smile off British clown's face

There's nothing sadder then a clown who has been told that he can not use balloons in his act because children might be allergic to latex. That is what happened to one clown, leaving him with a sad face.

Give Me Back My Birthday Balloons!

An argument over the birthday balloons of a 14 year old boy lands father and son in jail, and another boy hospitalized in serious condition.

Helium Anonymous Group

Ever wonder what happens at a helium anonymous group? Now you can see.

North Dakota to launch cellular ballons to repair gaps in coverage

A lofty goal of launching wireless network equipment-carrying balloons in the North Dakota skies to fill gaps in cellular coverage hasn't gotten off the ground yet.

Why World's Fliers Hope For An Invitation From Barron Hilton

Yerington, Nevada (dpa) - Barron Hilton, president of the Hilton Hotel Corporation and one of the most successful and wealthiest Americans, has a spectacular hobby. The man who rules over an empire of 2,000 luxury hotels around the world has also, s...

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Thomas the Tank Engine makes his first appearance in the Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.
Thomas the Tank Engine makes his first appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year.
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Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air rises. This simple fact of nature is the power behind the magic of hot air ballooning. Passenger balloon flights range anywhere from treetop up to around 2,000 feet.
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The Red Ranger is known to little children all over the country.
The Red Ranger is known to little children all over the country.
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Paddington Bear  a popular and beloved storybook figure will be flying high this year.
Paddington Bear, a popular and beloved storybook figure will be flying high this year.
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