Cleveland, Ohio has a nickname, "The Mistake On The Lake". In a 1986 attempt to erase that name, they made it worse.

Unlike most balloon fest events, with hot air balloons that are a spectacular site, Cleveland tried to set a world record by releasing 1.5 million helium balloons in an attempt to ditch a nickname that even has a Wikipedia page The Mistake On The Lake. What happened next? Balloons landing on Highways causing accidents, balloons shutting down an airport, and more. Watch this.

Do you remember this failed world record attempt? share your memories below.

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