A fascinating article about the long history of skydiving.

So mankind has come a long way from those humble, wingless origins. Aviation was always a goal, since some guy looked up into the sky and thought being up there would be a good idea. Whoever was first to think that was probably not quite right in the head, but that’s fine, because the idea caught on. Parachuting is no different as far as insane ideas go. With any Google search, you will find that the parachute was born out of a necessity, but caught on as a really strange way to jump off tall stuff for fun.

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