Saturday, April 26, 2008

Swiss man jumps using Leonardo da Vinci-designed parachute

And lands safely, that part is important. Olivier Vietti-Teppa, an amateur parachutist, jumped from a helicopter hovering at over 2,000 feet wearing the contraption designed by da Vinci more than 500 years ago.

Da Vinci's parachute looks like a pyramid and is about 20 feet tall. It was built using drawings and instructions left by da Vinci.

I don't think that I would have jumped with the thing, but I'm glad someone did.
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