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  1. The World War II barrage balloons that were an iconic feature of the British skyline were inflated with which gas?
  2. Which famous scientist invented rhe rubber balloon in 1824 during experiments with various gases?
  3. Named after its German inventor, what type of rigid airship was The Hindenburg?
  4. Which British city hosts one of Europe's largest hot-air balloon festivals each year?

  5. Who made a cameo appearance in the 2004 film Around the World in 80 Days as a hot-air balloon operator?
  6. Whose Hollywood autobiography is entitled The Moon's a Balloon?
  7. A balloon depicting who, was flown over Parliament Square, London, on 13 July 2018?
  8. Can you name the French brothers who publicly demonstrated the first hot-air balloon flight in 1783?
  9. Balloons replaced live animals in which New York City event in 1928, after being introduced by a marionette maker from London?
  10. "Up, Up and Away" is a 1967 song recorded by which US soul-pop act?
  11. Colloquially, a non-rigid airship was always referred to by what five letter word?
  12. True or false? A balloon launched from a school in Derby, England, in 2012 was found in Sydney, Australia, just 3-months later?


  1. Hydrogen
  2. Michael Faraday
  3. Zeppelin
  4. Bristol
  5. Richard Branson
  6. David Niven
  7. Donald Trump
  8. Montgolfier brothers
  9. Macy's Parade
  10. 5th Dimension

  11. Blimp
  12. True

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