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Re: Why do partially deflated balloons contract when touched?

Date: Tue Oct 18 14:29:56 2005
Posted By: David Akerman, Staff, R&D Scientist, Clear Edge
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1128717277.Ph

Hi there,

Fortunately for me, someone has already answered this question before! The
cause of the contraction you observed is the heat supplied by your finger
or hand. See here for the explanation:


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