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Look up! Be like a Thanksgiving Parade balloon and take flight with this quiz

There’s some extensive history here

A large balloon appears through a narrow passageway from a street adjacent to the parade route during the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, crowds of onlookers were not allowed to attend the annual parade. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) (Craig Ruttle, Copyright The Associated Press 2020)

Each year, massive and colorful balloons wow crowds and thousands of other people who watch annual Thanksgiving Day parades -- both in person and on television.

All these special characters and novelties flying through the sky bring about some questions:

  • How much helium is required to blow up balloons?
  • What are the most common characters used?
  • How many people does it take to hold up the balloons?

If you know the answers to those questions, you’ll do very well on the quiz below.

Even if you don’t, take your best guesses, and at the very least, learn some history on the famed balloons at Thanksgiving Day parades.


About the Author:

Keith is a member of Graham Media Group's Digital Content Team, which produces content for all the company's news websites.