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Kites were invented more than 3000 years ago, in ancient China, and used in battles to frighten the enemy.
Driving on the left side of the road originates from the middle ages, when people held a sword in their right hand. To defend yourself against a possible enemy, the opposite traffic was on your right.
In 1979 two couples with their children escaped East Germany in a home made hot air balloon. The balloon climbed to 6000 feet and landed in West Germany. It was their second attempt, their first landed 200 yards short of the border.