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Yes. Helium is the second smallest molecule.  It is non-flammable, non-toxic, non-radioactive, naturally occurring and anenvironmentally friendly gas; in fact it is safer to have around than even Oxygen! The worst thing that can happen is only possible if it is purposely inhaled: you will sound like a cross between Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse.... and even that is temporary.  In the USA it is drilled for in the Texas and Oklahoma from natural gas wells that are encased in radioactive rock. The rocks decay over millions of years and release Helium molecules.  The helium gas accumulates in the same pocket as the natural gas.  Both are  recovered together and then later separated.  The size of the molecule is why Helium filled products slowly lose their lift. Helium even escapes from the lead-lined steel tanks that it is stored in.  Helium is the only gas that should be used to power FANTASTIC FLOATABLES..  Helium is easily available at most local florists, department stores, ‘grocery stores or party supply stores that fill and sell  balloons. HELIUM INFORMATION 10. Is Helium safe? 11. How durable are they? Actually FANTASTIC FLOATABLES are quite strong!  They can support a 200 lbs person sitting on them without breaking.  (We don’t recommend this as it will shorten their lifespan.)  Although they are puncture resistant, they don’t like  scissors, sharpened pencils, knives, needles, or other sharp pointy objects jabbed into them.  It is also recommended that they be kept away from the spines on Cactus and ceiling fans and fireplaces in operation. 12. Can I play with them outdoors?  FANTASTIC FLOATABLES are for indoor use only.  As they are free-spirits and curious by nature, once outside they may try to escape and quite often succeed. Product Information 13. These look like a lot of fun.  Are they just for kids? Is fun just for kids?   FANTASTIC FLOATABLES also successfully moonlight as adult amusement devices.  Adults love these things.   In fact, most of our testimonials come from adults.                                                            “The Hit of the Party”, “Fascinating” . “Relaxing”.  “Amazing”.   Are  just  a  few of the words they frequently used to describe  FANTASTIC FLOATABLES  unique behavior..  Surprisingly, almost every  adult named their FLOATABLE  and referred to them as if they were alive.  This is due to FANTASTIC FLOATABLES  uncanny ability  to find where people are in the house and even follow them from room to room throughout the day.   FANTASTIC FLOATABLES make eye catching decorations or excellent conversation pieces.  A perfect party ice breaker.   FANTASTIC FLOATABLES have even been called “Therapeutic” by doctors...                                                            Finally,  a toy that’s “good for you”! 1. Do FANTASTIC FLOATABLES really float in mid-air without strings?  Absolutely,  positively!!  Just check out our videos!  See them in action 2. Are FANTASTIC FLOATABLES powered by Anti-Gravity?  Although FANTASTIC FLOATABLES simulates the weightlessness of anti-gravity, the technically correct term is “neutral buoyancy” which is obtained when the lift of the helium is exactly counterbalanced by the “No Strings Attached” weight control system. 3. How do you control how high they fly?  Every FANTASTIC FLOATABLE comes with  a “No Strings Attached” weight control system. By simply removing the perforated tabs from the toy,  you are in complete control of how high they fly.  Each tab will adjust the height by approximately 1 to 2 feet so you can make it float lower, so small children can play with them, or higher, so they are out of the child’s reach, to drive them crazy. 4. Do they really follow you?  Yes!  When they are adjusted to float at about waist level they will “know” where you are and even travel up and down stairs to find you.  This is because they follow the powerful, but invisible air currents created by your body heat.  Many customers have told stories about their FLOATABLES waking them by gently touching their noses over and over again while they were sleeping even though they left it downstairs in the TV room before they went to bed.  Check out the many testimonials and stories our customers have related to us here.  Note: Fans operating nearby will confuse the FLOATABLE limiting its ability to follow you. 5. Are they shipped already filled with helium?  No.  All FANTASTIC FLOATABLES are shipped uninflated (flat) and can be easily filled at one of the many local florists, department stores, grocery stores or party supply stores that fill and sell helium balloons.  The cost to fill one will vary from $1.00 to $5.00 depending on the size of the FLOATABLE.  This also saves you a significant amount over the shipping costs necessary for shipping an already inflated  FANTASTIC FLOATABLE which would be over $10.00 for the large sturdy box needed and the cost of freight. 6. Where do I get them filled with Helium?  Helium is easily available at most local florists, department stores, ‘grocery stores or party supply stores that fill and sell helium balloons.  HINT: Bring large draw-string trash bags to hold the balloons securely while transporting them home after having them filled with helium instead of having them tied to a string.  Sometimes the strings are tied so tight( this is a good thing for a regular balloon so it can’t escape, but not for Floatables) that it is difficult to remove without damaging the balloon.  We recommend folding or rolling the nozzle up and taping it flat to the side of the Floatable.  This is better for the self sealing nozzle than tying, because the string sometimes crushes the self sealing valve shortening the balloons lifespan.  California law requires a string and weight if the balloon is not securely bagged. 7. How long do they last?   It varies from 2 to 7 weeks on one fill depending on the size, shape and manufacturer.   Much longer than any ordinary latex rubber balloon that only lasts 1 to 3 days.  FANTASTIC FLOATABLES  use only the highest quality balloons from the top manufacturers for our products and because our exclusive signature line is 20 inches in diameter they last longer than most of the 18 inch diameter products.  Of course if they are abused, (sat on, punched or kicked repeatedly, played with in the bathtub) their lifespan may be shortened significantly. 8. Are they refillable?  Yes.  And what a bargain!  Every  FANTASTIC FLOATABLE  has a self sealing refillable valve and as long as the toy is in good condition, they can be refilled with Helium and reused.  Normally they only need to be topped off once or twice a month.  Costing  only a couple of bucks per refill.  All you need to do is apply additional “No Strings Attached” weight control systems available from FANTASTIC FLOATABLES. 9. What happens when they lose their Helium?  Over time FANTASTIC FLOATABLES will gradually get softer and float a little lower due to helium loss.  You simply remove a few of the “No Strings Attached” weight control tabs to maintain the desired floating height. F . A . Q .
All toys are sold without Helium and are subject to availability.
Even though the experts at FANTASTIC FLOATABLES can answer most of the  technical questions our customers may have.  We do not always know how many  tabs must be removed to make a particular balloon float at different elevations  above sea level.  This is mainly due to the wide variety of shapes and differing  volumes of the balloons causing the FLOATABLES to have varying amounts of lift.  FANTASTIC FLOATABLES is starting a data base of FLOATABLE styles and how  they perform at different elevations.  This will be helpful when recommending  FLOATABLES for use in areas like Denver where balloons have less lifting power,  and balloon size is critical.   You can help by sending us a review of the product you purchased.  + Include the name and Item # of the FLOATABLE you’re reviewing.  + The Town or City where the FLOATABLE was used and the elevation     above sea level if you know it.  + Approximately how many weight tabs were initially needed to make the  FLOATABLE hover.                (Examples... Two WeightPacs for a large,  a half of a WeightPac for a 18”           round, a quarter of a WeightPac for a 18”heart.)   + How many weeks did the FLOATABLE float before refilling.  Everyone who submits information will have their Email address entered into a  bi-monthly contest drawing for a free FLOATABLE of their choice up to a $9.99 value.
   FANTASTIC FLOATABLES SIZE AND ELEVATION CHART
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FLOATABLE Elevation Chart Submission Form
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All toys are sold without Helium and are subject to availability.
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