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Have any of you tried to use an aquarium pump to make delayed balloon explosion? These pumps are slow, and very quiet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPd2ZOnDxks
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Looks as though you just need a heavy gas. :-)

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With a AA battery, a resistor, and a short length of nichrome wire you could make a tiny heater. Tape the wire to the balloon.

If you pick the resistor so that the wire heats up s-l-o-w-l-y it could give you a nice long fuse
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is there anything you could freeze into an Ice cube that would pop the balloon when the ice melted ?

Either something sharp like pins or an ice chemical mixture ?
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Old 05-09-2020, 01:54 PM
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I think the method Susie described on page 1 is the best and the method that pop the balloons most randomly, it is my favorite method, too. In my room I always inflate the balloons to the max with full neck, then press the neck halfway back into the balloon-body and tie them off. About 60-80% of them pop for themselves at some point, the rest of them need an additional treatment
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I always inflate the balloons to the max with full neck, then press the neck halfway back into the balloon-body and tie them off
I'm curious, why push the neck back in? Is it because it's impossible to tie? Or because it makes the balloon tighter? (Or both?) I would think that half the time, the balloon would pop the moment you squished the neck in like that.
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is there anything you could freeze into an Ice cube that would pop the balloon when the ice melted ?

Either something sharp like pins or an ice chemical mixture ?

That seems more trouble and less reliable than the dry ice idea.
Pellets of dry ice fit neatly into a balloon neck and sublimate to gas as they warm. You can tie off a balloon while it's still flacid and the dry ice will fill it to bursting over the course of hours. It's amazing to watch and exciting to anticipate.
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Old 06-09-2020, 12:19 AM
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I think pushing the neck back is to get enough neck to tie them off?

The 17" marbled punch balloons seem to be self-detonating.
If inflated to their full rated size, I have had 4 or 5 burst spontaneously while I was
doing something else. The latest was yesterday. Inflated one and tied it off and while
I was inflating another, boom,... I told my wife, that the boom was me. Oh, she said and didn't even look up.
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Old 07-09-2020, 04:58 PM
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I'm curious, why push the neck back in? Is it because it's impossible to tie? Or because it makes the balloon tighter? (Or both?) I would think that half the time, the balloon would pop the moment you squished the neck in like that.
Indeed mostly because of the more increased pressure , nevertheless the fact that it is lighter then to tie the balloon off is another advantage. Note, I just push the neck halfway back, otherwise it won't look very good.
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