This caught my attention today.
The first hot air balloons were filled with smoke and made of paper – there were a lot of accidents. The first occupants of hot-air balloons were animals. A cockrel, a goat and a sheep, if I remember right. A little while later, they decided to let convicted criminals take the test flight. If they survived, they were pardoned. It was France.
I’d love to know why I am so interested in hot-air balloons. There is probably some childhood thing linked to it, or a dream, or a phobia. At the moment, I don’t know why. But I will keep you posted.