BALLONS Balloons were first invented in France in the late 18th century. Two papermakers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier, discovered that when paper bags are filled with hot air, the bags rise. Quick to realize the potential of this, they began experimenting with balloons of various materials such as paper, cloth, and silk.They made the first public demonstration of a lighter-than-air balloon in June 1783, with a 35-foot (11 m) diameter balloon made of cloth lined with paper. Later that year, Jacques Charles flew a balloon made of silk coated with a rubber varnish and filled with hydrogen, a gas that is lighter than air. These early demonstrations attracted a great deal of excitement, and balloons were soon put to many uses in science, sport, and war.Read more: http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Balloon.html#ixzz3xe60GY7M Play with Us Suggest a movie Stalk Us LonelyBob on Twitter iMorpheus on Twitter Share Us TuneIn iTunes RSS Overcast.fm Remember, what you don’t know…can kill you.