Going on a hot air balloon with your SO can be very romantic. Even if you are the ‘forever alone’ kind, you can’t deny the awesome feeling of floating several feet high and gazing up at the amazing views before you (as long as you don’t feel the inclination to jump). Hot air balloons are a popular tourist attraction in some places. There are even hot air balloon festivals in some parts of the world. But how did the concept of a hot air balloon take off? Who decided it was a good idea to sit in a wicker basket and float around at the mercy of a giant balloon? Watch the video to find out!