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Hot air balloons were the first flying machines and they have interesting history. They were toys at first, used for signalization and for celebrations, but in time grew in size and allowed us to fly around the world.
Have you ever asked your self - how are balloons made? How they got the shape they have? Where are they come from? Here you can read about materials used for making different kinds of balloons.
Gas balloons appeared at the same time as the hot air balloons and at one time were more popular than them. They are still popular although some gasses that are used for them can be very dangerous. Find out more about history of gas balloons.
In the first half of the 20th century, a new use for balloons appeared - balloon modeling. Since then it spread and special balloons were invented for it and today you don’t have a square in the summer that doesn’t have a Balloon Artist.