Thursday, January 19, 2006

Don't eat citrus fruits around balloons (or latex condoms)

Trivia no Izumi #874:

If you squeeze a citrus peel against a rubber balloon, the oils from the peel make the balloon pop.

Makes sense--limonene (an essential oil that smells like, well, lemons) reacts with the rubber, causing the balloon to pop.

Guess you shouldn't be eating citrus before you use condoms either (or use that orange oil insect repellent!).

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