44. Parachuting

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Who in their right mind would jump from thousands of feet in hopes of being caught by some cords and fabric? Turns out people have been doing it for centuries.
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Resources:
Da Vinci’s Parachute

About the first parachute jump

An early history of the harness parachute

A summary of parachuting in WWI & WWII

About paratroopers

The military’s new parachute

The plane with a parachute

About skydiving

About France and the first airplane

About the world’s highest skydive

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