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Who or what were the first living creatures sent up to test the hot air balloon invented in 1783?

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Who or what were the first living creatures sent up to test the hot air balloon invented and first flown (unmanned) by the Montgolfier brothers in France earlier in 1783?

AA sheep, a duck and a rooster
BTwo convicted criminals
CThe Montgolfier brothers
DA mouse and a pig

Correct Option: 1  

Explanation:
A sheep, a duck and a rooster
The duck and the rooster were controls to test the craft itself rather than just the altitude, the sheep was thought to be reasonably close to human physiology and an adequate test for the effect of flight on humans. The flight was tethered and the animals landed unharmed. The next tethered flight held one of the brothers, followed by one with physicist Pilâtre de Rozier.
posted Jan 4, 2018 by Kuldeep Apte

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