A Duck, a Sheep, a Chicken, and the Journey Begins
Two brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier, who were into paper manufacturing business, toyed with the idea of flying. Developed a new kind of paper by combining silk and paper. Burning the new paper, and found ashes rose up into the air. This fascinated them, and earned a name in history as the globe aérostatique or the inventors of the hot air balloon.