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This has actually been tested on the "Mythbusters" television program, only with American footballs. The answer is that it really doesn't matter much because the weight of the ball and air resistance include forces that far exceed the difference that air density versus helium density might cause.

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because helium rises pushing the ball up and stopping its forward thrust. an air ball doesn't stop the ball from going.

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They don't have the same name.

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