Is this normal practice?
I was at an event yesterday and there was a balloon release to determine a competition winner. All the balloons had tags tied to them to identify the entrants. But when the ballons were released one was weighted down and so didnt fly the same as the rest. The organisers announced that whoever was associated with the weighted ballon was the winner.
Then WHY did they realease 100's or perhaps 1000's of balloons if none of them had a chance of winning.
Is this usual practice? The competition was for a car. Does anyone know how these competitions normally work? Why were so many balloons released into the environment unnecessarily when retrieving a name from a drum would have sufficed?.