Who invented the Hot Air Balloon?

A. Davy
B. Montgolfier
C. Edison
D. Jarvik
E. None of above

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The correct answer is B) Montgolfier.

The hot air balloon was invented by the Montgolfier brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-√Čtienne Montgolfier. They were French inventors and manufacturers from Annonay, in the Vivarais region of France. In 1783, they conducted the first manned flight in a hot air balloon, which lifted off from the yard of the Montgolfier paper factory in Annonay. The flight lasted for about 20 minutes and reached an altitude of about 2,000 feet. This was a major step in the development of powered flight and it marked the first time that humans had ever flown.

Hot air ballooning soon became a popular pastime, and the Montgolfiers went on to establish a successful balloon manufacturing business. In addition to hot air balloons, the Montgolfier brothers were also involved in the development of steam-powered airships and other aeronautical innovations.

David, Edison and Jarvik are all famous figures in different areas of science and technology but not in the field of aviation or hot air balloons.
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