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A party horn, party blower, party pipe, party elephant, party blowout, party noisemaker, party whistle, ta-doo-dah, birthday kazoo or blow tickler is a horn formed from a paper tube, often one that is flattened and rolled into a coil, and which unrolls when blown into, producing a horn-like noise. The item is not known consistently by any term in English, also being known by a number of local variations, neologisms, and individual terms, often containing variants and synonyms of blowing (puffing, blow-out etc.) and noise (whistle, squeak etc.)
Modern variations have a plastic mouthpiece, which prevents the swift degradation of the device from exposure to the moisture of the mouth. Often the paper tube contains a coiled up metal or plastic strip that rapidly retracts the horn when you stop blowing on it. Others have a brightly colored feather attached to the end which vibrates in the outgoing air flow as the horn is blown.
The world record for most individuals blowing party horns at one time was set on November 21, 2009 with 6961 people in Tokyo, Japan.
- "Most people blowing party blowers simultaneously". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
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