500 Years Later, Parachutist Proved Leonardo da Vinci's Parachute Works

Swedish parachutist Olivier Vietti-Teppa finally proved, after 500 years, that Leonardo da Vinci's parachute design actually does work!

Link - via Scribal Terror

BBC News has the video clip: Link


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Does this have anything to do with the Da Vinci Code? Because if not, I can't see why anyone would want to read about it. I loved that movie.
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Nobody's saying Leo wasn't great, but this guy didn't prove s***.

Also, I think I detect a subtle difference in scale between the drawing and the photo.
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the fact that the guy dropped from a coventional 21century helicopter negates it to pure attention antics. If he made his "da Vinci parachute" and then dropped from his "da Vinci Helicopter" , I might be impressed---but only if he landed in a glass of water on a horse.
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