Helium: The Lighthearted Gas Raising Our Spirits and Voices
Children know it from funny voices and balloons. This ancient element could be found along with hydrogen minutes after the Big Bang. And without these two, no other elements could have been formed. They are the only two elements that are lighter than air, so maybe they’re kind of like the leaders, looking down on all the others? But helium, unlike hydrogen, is one cool cookie and doesn’t explode easily at all.
Explore helium and the rest of the elements in Wonderful Life with the Elements.
About the Author
Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji is well-known for his series of humorous ads for the Tokyo metro, Do It At Home, which show riders doing inappropriate activities on the subway. He is the author of several books in Japanese, including Milk Century and The Catalogue of Death.