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Hehe I always find it amusing when discussions about balloon popping lead to discussions of firearm-related stuff. It's an inevitable part of our hobby.

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...are there ways to make balloons pop quieter than usual? I know thicker latex will be louder when it goes. More tightly blown loons will be louder. Any creative ways to mitigate the noise? I'm sure lots of pillows would do the trick.
Popping a balloon under a thick down comforter (duvet) is an almost perfect silencer. It has to be thick enough to baffle the sound (a thin blanket won't work) but yeah, sticking a pin through the duvet into a tightly-inflated balloon is quieter than an unenthusiastic clap. You could do it with someone in the next room and they'd think you were just tossing a magazine on the floor or something.
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Hehe I always find it amusing when discussions about balloon popping lead to discussions of firearm-related stuff. It's an inevitable part of our hobby.



Popping a balloon under a thick down comforter (duvet) is an almost perfect silencer. It has to be thick enough to baffle the sound (a thin blanket won't work) but yeah, sticking a pin through the duvet into a tightly-inflated balloon is quieter than an unenthusiastic clap. You could do it with someone in the next room and they'd think you were just tossing a magazine on the floor or something.
Doesn't help that I mentioned firearms in my original post, haha. Just American things.

And thanks for mentioning the duvet. I completely forgot I had one! Thanks for the reminder!

edit: Forgot to mention this earlier, but what about squeaking sounds? What if somebody asks about that latex squeaking sound they keep hearing? Not sure what common household items could make a similar sound, especially if it's in a humping-like rhythm LOL.

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