March 4, 2012

All Our Knowledge Has Its Origins In Our Perceptions

It's a bird, it's a plan, no it's some idiot jumping out of a plane.

...Kidding at least about the idiot part. Today is the day that Parachutes were invented! Well years ago, but you get my drift. I still have yet to jump out of a plane, though it's on my bucket list so no worries. There's some niftly little facts below, along with a link to the history of the parachute if that kinda thing floats your boat.

Check out this list of top 7 places to Sky Dive around the world.

Also apparently people skydive naked. Yup, see this picture. Ouch.

History of the Parachute

Credit for the invention of the first practical parachute frequently goes to Sebastien Lenormand who demonstrated the parachute principle in 1783. However, parachutes had been imagined and sketched by Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) centuries earlier.

For more information on the history of parachutes go here.

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