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

There’s some extensive history here

(Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy's Inc.)
(Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy's Inc.) (Getty Images)

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.

Although this year will be a bit different, and some festivities might be on hiatus, we still have to point out: 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.


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