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Helium beer
Johan Halmén
Member #1,550
September 2001

A friend posted a video about helium infused beer. Two guys drank beer and got funny voices. I thought it was a joke, which it was. But seems a lot of people thought it was real.
Seems also that none of the explanations was about the most obvious reason (for me, at least), namely you don't get helium in your lungs by drinking it. All explanations were about helium not being soluble in water.
I mean, don't people know simple things about lungs, respiration and voice? Helium not being soluble is completely on another level of knowledge.
Anyway, the video was funny.

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Bob Keane
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June 2006

Although it is a joke, it is possible drinking the beer could affect your voice. Beer causes burps which can force the helium through the vocal cords. Of course, it would be a waste because helium is scarce.

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Steve Terry
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March 2002
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Oh internet... what's not to believe about you ::)

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Johan Halmén
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September 2001

Burping doesn't force the air through the vocal chords.

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If we get apple juice from squeezing apples, and we get prunes from drying out plums, where does prune juice come from?
Hi Randall Monroe.

SiegeLord
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October 2006
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  1. That's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esophageal_speech, produced without the use of vocal folds. I imagine that it would be affected by helium presence, but that's probably not what's happening in the video :P.


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Johan Halmén
Member #1,550
September 2001

Sure burping helium will sound different than burping air (N2/O2 80/20). But it will probably not create a squirrel burp effect.

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Years of thorough research have revealed that what people find beautiful about the Mandelbrot set is not the set itself, but all the rest.

Steve Terry
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March 2002
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Says the squirrel ;D

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Johan Halmén
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September 2001

I ought to know...

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Years of thorough research have revealed that the red "x" that closes a window, really isn't red, but white on red background.

Years of thorough research have revealed that what people find beautiful about the Mandelbrot set is not the set itself, but all the rest.

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