Earth's helium reserves to run out within 25 years
Posted on Tuesday, 24 August, 2010 | 21 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: Pslawinski
Helium has a wide range of applications from use in hospitals to cleaning rockets but how much do we have left ?
The world's largest store of helium is located at a disused airfield in Texas however it is being sold off too cheaply with no way to replace it once its gone meaning that our supply could expire within just 25 years.
"It is more commonly known as the gas that fills cheap party balloons and makes your voice squeak if you inhale it."