An unusual method of air travel. In 1783, a sheep, a duck and a rooster became the world’s first hot-air balloon passengers. The balloon stayed in the air a grand total of 15 minutes before crashing back to earth; the fate of its passengers went unrecorded. What it is:
Soon afterwards, the Montgolfier brothers, noblemen (who clearly had too much time on their hands) from the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, completed the...
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