Woman shows video as a warning to always wash balloons before blowing them up
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People are flooding to social media in horror after a TikToker revealed why you should 'wash your balloons' prior to blowing them up.
Prepare to turn away if you'd rather not know what you're inhaling when you blow up balloons:
We've all been there, the last minute panic before a friend or family member's birthday, sitting down faced with the prospect of blowing up an obscene amount of balloons to string around the house to make it seem like we didn't forget it was their special day until the evening before.
It may've been fun to blow up balloons as a kid, but somehow it becomes even more of a ball-oon ache to huff and puff the older you get, particularly not helped if you had a heavy one the night before, the plasticky taste doing nothing to help your hangover.
And this TikTok video is certainly not going to make it any better either. Sorry to burst your hangover bubble.
TikToker and mum Danielle Beardon has taken to the platform to share what she discovered when she washed some balloons up in the sink.
The video shows an assortment of pink, white and shiny purple balloons submerged in a tub of foamy water.
Danielle moves the balloons to the side with her hand to reveal the colour of the water underneath. And let's just say it looks like the shade of water your bath turns after you've been out at work, travelled on the tube all day, then played some sport and also been on a night out.
The text overlay on the video reads: "This is your sign to wash your balloons before you put them in your mouth to blow them up."
And the caption adds: "There's no way."
Other TikTok users are flocking to the post in horror over Danielle's revelation as to just how dirty the insides of balloons are.
One user said: "Oh my god and imagine we inhale all that."
"No NO but," a second wrote.
A third commented: "Right, never blowing up balloons again xx."
However, others weren't too phased, and some simply suggested other ways to blow up balloons instead.
A person said: "Who blows up balloons with their mouth?"
"Who has time for that still alive after all these years," another argued.
A third echoed: "Oh well builds the immune system."
And a fourth resolved: "Or just use a pump."