Video Shows Women Drinking Helium Infused Wine-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A viral video shows what appears to be two women drinking helium infused wine and then talking and giggling in high-pitched voices.
There’s no such thing as helium infused wine, unfortunately.
A video of two women who talk in high-pitched voices after drinking what appears to be helium infused wine is a joke. The video appeared on a YouTube channel called JunkinVideo, which curates viral videos from across the web:
The YouTube channel doesn’t usually post fake videos, so many people were tricked into believing that the helium infused wine video was real when it appeared there.
This isn’t the first time that helium infused beverage hoaxes have appeared. The most popular one was done by Samuel Adams as an April Fool’s Day prank in 2014. The founder of Samuel Adams talked about the brewery’s new helium infused beer before taking a sip and talking in a high voice — an April Fool’s Day joke that was lost on many, as we previously reported.
Since then, imitators have posted videos about helium infused wine, helium infused beer and even helium infused water. Don’t believe any of them. As it turns out, helium would make a bad addition to any beverage. Helium is 700 times less soluble than carbon dioxide, which is used to carbonate beer and other beverages, so it would form one of two big gas bubbles instead of the slow fizz that you’d expect. Also, the helium would immediately escape when the container was opened, along with a lot of water, causing a big mess, according to Science Everyday.