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Questions tagged [parachutes]

for questions about claims based on parachutes, their use, and their effectiveness.

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Did Skydiver Luke Aikins jump 25000 feet without parachute? [closed]

In this video and this article skydiver attempts to jump without a parachute. I can see in the video that his front(stomach) is bigger and possibly hiding something. Did he have the parachute hidden ...
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Lawn umbrella as a parachute?

Just saw in a movie, a guy jumped off a building using a lawn umbrella as a parachute. Would that work in reality?
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Is the use of parachutes supported by peer-reviewed papers?

While googling about Ben Goldacre, I came across the following reductio ad absurdum argument: Nerd, can you point me to the data that shows that wearing a parachute increases your life ...