Actor Vin Diesel had his chance on the helium challenge when he appeared on BBC One’s the “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.” On the show, Ross filled a balloon with helium and sucked in the air inside, which Diesel did as well. Both spoke in a comical squeaky voice (also known as the chipmunk voice) after inhaling helium, which made the audience laugh.
The helium challenge has been a trend, and celebrities did not miss the fun by taking it themselves. Among the bravest who took the challenge were Morgan Freeman, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Lionel Ritchie, Russell Brand, James Blunt, Seth Green, Dermot O’Leary, Olivia Munn, Michael Weatherly, Linda Robson and more. Below are compilations of celebrities on Helium:
What made sucking helium from a balloon a hit? Well, obviously helium makes the person’s voice sound funny like The Chipmunks’ voice. It’s a known trick in parties. Helium is a gas which is lighter than air, and because of this, sound travels faster in helium than in air. When sound waves travel fast, they become long and make the voice timbre change. This activity changes the voice to sound squeaky like a chipmunk instead of the normal talking voice.
Helium is not toxic but sucking it from a balloon can make a person feel dizzy, so precautions need to be practiced while doing the trick. It is not advisable to breathe helium excessively from a balloon nor directly from a tank or canister. Perform the challenge with care.
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