Ooh, a tricky one indeed! Congrats to woap and achmanage, and kespernorth (and royhuggins, slipping in at the bell) for getting it right:
The balloon will sink. The further it goes under the water, the greater the water pressure. As the water pressure increases, the volume and buoyancy of the balloon decreases. As a matter of fact, if the water pressure is great enough, the balloon will sink without the weight attached.Oddities of physics, eh? Gotta love science...even when it kicks you in the ass. See? you ask for harder ones, and Big Daddy Chaos provides. ;) But I won't always be vicious; here's a couple riddles for you today:
1. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you just eat?Gollum would be proud.
2. What is the one thing that all wise men, regardless of their religion or politics, agree is between heaven and earth?