# What happens if you fill a football with helium?

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## Do they fill football with helium?

Yet soccer balls have never been filled with Helium. There is no record of an official match ever being played anywhere with a ball that has been filled in this way. Indeed, tests on this matter seem to suggest that it wouldn’t make as much of a noticeable difference as we would expect anyway.

## What are NFL footballs filled with?

A regulation NFL football will fly farther when filled with helium as opposed to compressed air at regulation pressure (13 psi).

## What kind of air is in a professional soccer ball?

Just plain old regular air. 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% other stuff.

## Do soccer balls float?

Liquid water has a density of 1 g/cm3 (gram per cubic centimeter). Objects with a density higher than 1 g/cm3 will sink and objects with a density less than 1 g/cm3 will float. … For example, a bowling ball and a soccer ball have about the same volume, but a bowling ball is heavier, so it is more dense.

## How much does a Jabulani cost?

(I sure hope so — Jabulani is priced at \$150.) For FIFA approval, the ball must meet the following metrics: Circumference: 68.5 to 69.5cm (Jabulani: 69.0 +/- 0.2)

## Who designed the football?

The game has ancient origins, but in the late 19th century, Walter Camp helped shape football—the American kind—into the sport we know today.

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## Can NFL fans keep footballs?

In football you cannot keep the ball, it has to be returned to the field. If it is not damaged, it will be used for the game. In cricket also the ball has to be returned to the field. In case the ball is not found, it is considered a lost ball.

## How many footballs are used in an NFL game?

The NFL rules state that each NFL team must bring 12 footballs that they will use on offense. In addition to the 12 footballs, the home team must provide 12 backup footballs. The visiting teams have the option to bring their own 12 footballs to use as back ups on offense.

## How pumped up should a football be?

FIFA says the air pressure in a regulation soccer ball must be between 8.5 psi and 15.6 psi. You don’t want your soccer ball to be inflated to the wrong pressure for several reasons. If a soccer ball is overinflated, it is more difficult to kick and impact with a player’s head or body is more severe.