How much do you know about balloons? We have some great balloon facts and figures for you. They are incredibly versatile and have been part of our culture for hundreds of years, but they were not always. In fact, the rubber balloon didn’t exist before 1824! It is hard to imagine a world without party balloons, helium balloons, hot air balloons and of all the other different shapes and sizes that grow year on year. So here is a homage to the humble balloon by way of a colourful infographic – enjoy!