Who invented balloons?? Why balloons are used in celebrations ?
The first balloon was invented by the Luso Brazilian priest (at 45 years of age) Bartolomeu de Gusmo (brother of the Luso Brazilian statesman Alexandre de Gusmo), and the first public exhibition was to the Portuguese Court on August 8, 1709, in the hall of the Casa da ndia in Lisbon.
The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday in 1824; it was inflated with hydrogen and used in his experiments with that element. Rubber balloons were soon after sold for a penny a piece in parks and circuses in America. The more familiar latex balloons of today were first manufactured in London, 1847, by J.G. Ingram, but mass production did not occur until the 1930s. According to the Reader's Digest, children and adults send up roughly one billion balloons each year in celebration. Balloons are also often part of birthday celebrations.