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Little Girls Blowing Bubbles
http://www.freakingnews.com/ Balloon-in-Soap-Bubbles-Pictures-39033.asp

What fun would summer be without bubbles?  It is the season of bubbles, and with the 4th of July coming soon, you may want to have some bubbles around for your parties and BBQ’s. 

You can purchase pre-made bubbles at just about any store for a dollar or less.  This makes bubbles a very inexpensive toy for kids of all ages. Those colorful, plastic bottles of fun have a wand inside, so all you have to do is open the bottle, pull out the wand, and make bubbles.  It is possible to make your own bubbles using common ingredients around the house.  Here are a couple of popular recipes found around the Internet…

Recipe #1 

1 Part Dish soap (Dawn or Joy are the preferred brands)        15 Parts Water

Recipe # 2

1 Part Dish soap

10 Parts Water

.25 Parts White Karo Syrup

Ideas for Homemade Wands could include: a wire hanger, a straw, a piece of string, or an old pair of sunglasses with the lens popped out.  Be creative!

He’s Forever Blowing Bubbles
http://www.thesun.co.uk/ sol/ homepage/ news/ 2571335/ Hes-forever-blowing-bubbles.html

If you are looking for a conversation starter, you can bring up these interesting facts about bubbles.

1.   A Chicago company called Chemtoy began selling bubble solution in the 1940s.

 2.   Soap bubbles blown into air that is below a temperature of −15 C (5 F) will freeze when they touch a surface.

3.   About 200 million bottles of bubbles are sold annually.

 4.   Largest Free-Floating Soap Bubble: On October 9, 2005, John Erck of XTREME Bubbles blew the Guinness World Record largest free-floating soap bubble, 105.4 cubic feet (2.98 cubic meters) in size. If the bubble were filled with water, it would hold 788 gallons and weigh 3.2 tons. To give you another idea of its size, 13,627 baseballs would fit inside of it.

 5.   Most Bubbles Blown with a Tarantula in the Mouth: The longest time blowing soap bubbles with a tarantula in the mouth is 1 minute 27 seconds and was achieved by Bruno Meggiolaro (Italy) on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Rome, Italy, on 25 February 2010.  A second tarantula was walking over his body during the attempt. The record was part of the Italian TV show “Lo Show dei Record”  See the record at The Guinness Book of World Records.

For more information about Bubbles, you may wish to check out the sites listed below. 

 Related Articles

Exploratorium

The Guinness Book Of World Records

Bubbles

The Science Museum of Minnesota

 

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About bigsmileu1

What good is living life if you don't share all the experiences, mistakes, and knowledge you have gained? I am a grandmother, a wife, a mother of two grown children, a Jr. High Teacher for almost two decades, an elementary principal and I want to share my experiences.

18 responses »

  1. Nice post with conversation starters about facts I didn’t know and would love to share.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  2. Lovely post. Crazy Italian blowing bubbles with a tarantula in his mouth 🙂

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    • He is just the latest on to make a record. There are other crazy people out there who have done the same thing. Ewwww! Thanks for visiting and commenting. Enjoy the day! 🙂

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  3. Love it. My two teen cousins still get crazy over bubbles. A few times a year I’ll buy a bottle or two and we’ll go in the back yard and see how big we can get the bubbles to grow. Either that or just try to make a million little bubbles all over the place.

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    • No matter what the age, bubbles are just fun. We have blown bubbles in the back yard so that they blow over the roof into the front yard. People walking by are amazed that there are bubbles floating from seemingly, no where. This only works on breezy days we found out. 🙂

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  4. Can you see something in the bubbles? I can, and fantasize big.

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  5. Excellent work my friend , a great contribution for entire blogosphere thanks for sharing 🙂

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  6. I have someone who has to do bubbles everyday! 🙂 She does them each night in the tub, after she’s washed up. We take little bubble containers in the car with us, and she does them out the window while waiting for me to run in the store. It is so funny, like you said, to see peoples expressions when they see big bubbles floating by! Thanks for all the cool bubble info! God bless you!

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  7. What fun! I remember those bubble days. How did that hot air balloon get in there?

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  8. I came across the beautiful photo of the little girl blowing bubbles. My quilt guild has a challenge and the idea of this photo would make a lovely small quilt for this challenge. I was wondering if you would let me use this beautiful photo as inspiration for a quilt. I live in Australia

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