If you remember the opening credits for Webster, you surely can recall the sequence where Webster takes flight courtesy of a dozen or so helium balloons. As a kid I always wondered if this was truly possible but never had the resources to do some mythbusting.
Well as luck had it we had access to a bunch of balloons and a Webster-sized (actually smaller!) person. As it turns out, no, a child can not be lifted by only a small amount of balloons. Though it does cause the child's arm to lift up in an amusing manner.
And, no it didn't work for our dog, either.
Myth: so busted.
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