(Answer) Who is credited for inventing balloon flight?

[10-2-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Who is credited for inventing balloon flight?

The given options are:

  • Montgolfier brothers
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Jules Verne

Correct Answer: Montgolfier brothers

Info: The Montgolfier brothers – Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, were aviation pioneers, balloonists, and paper manufacturers from the commune Annonay in Ardèche, France. The French brothers are widely credited for inventing the hot air balloon, successfully demonstrating the concept in 1783 with unmanned balloons carrying animals. They are best known historically as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique, which launched the first confirmed piloted ascent by man in 1783, carrying Jacques-Étienne. The first untethered flight followed a few months later.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. Every fall, the largest number of hot air balloons in the world take flight from the valley floor. Where are we?
  2. Who is credited for inventing balloon flight?
  3. Fall in New Mexico also coincides with the harvest of what variety of pepper that has become synonymous with the state?

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