Swiss Man Safely Uses Leonardo da Vinci Parachute





He conceived of the tank, the machine gun and the helicopter, but few of Leonardo da Vinci's sketched designs have truly been tested.

Except one: The prototypical Renaissance man's famous 1485 design for a rudimentary parachute.

On Saturday, in what appeared to be a first, Swiss adventurer Olivier Vietti-Teppa proved that Leonardo's pyramidal-design parachute could carry the weight of a man all the way to the ground.



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