Fun Fact: A sheep, a duck & a rooster were the first passengers to take a trip in a hot air balloon
In 1783 the first hot air balloon was launched carrying a sheep, duck, and a rooster. The Montgolfier brothers invented the hot air balloon in France. The inaugural flight took animal passengers as it was unknown how flying at high altitudes would affect people. The flight was a complete success, and the animals landed, safe and mostly unharmed.
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