Can helium balloons carry off a child? OCT 08 2008
In the opening credits of the 80s TV show Webster, the title character is shown lifted into the sky by a dozen helium balloons. Mena Trott recently enlisted her young daughter in an attempt to prove, a la Mythbusters, that a few balloons won't actually lift anyone anywhere.
Update: Mythbusters actually tackled this question in 2004. (thx, javier)