Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fact of the Day: Faraday Balloon

While Michael Faraday is considered one of the greatest scientific minds of the 19th century, he also made a rather simple invention while doing work in a laboratory. He made the first balloon as he was doing an experiment with hydrogen. 

15 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Groovy.

DEZMOND said...

was it made of rubber?

Anna and Klaudia said...

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Jax said...

Really?? They always spoke about Michael Faraday in the show Lost.

Christine said...

Awesome!

Pat Hatt said...

Sometimes the simplest things last and last

Margaret D said...

Whilst doing something else he discovered. We hear that so often..

Emmylou said...

This is an important discovery, yo! :D

stephen Hayes said...

I had no idea.

bj said...

Great and fun fact, Adam. ;)

Kati said...

Ah, didn't know that!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Caramella said...

Very interesting fact, I was wondering who invented balloons.

Martha said...

And his invention is still going strong today!

Mary Kirkland said...

And we love his invention.

Theresa Mahoney said...

One very important invention. What would we use to celebrate with otherwise?