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Leonardo Da Vinci: The 9 Inventions of the Greatest Mind

#9. The Parachute

The Parachute - The 9 Inventions of the Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci’s Parachute most likely came about as he was testing the feasibility of one of his flying machines. Although he himself probably did not get into any of the machines he still would have realized that the designs were unstable and/or downright dangerous. He clearly had confidence in his own design and had done some mathematical calculations, possibly based on some of his wind resistance and friction studies. “If a man have a tent made of linen of which the apertures (openings) have all been stopped up, and it be twelve braccia (about 23 feet) across and twelve in depth, he will be able to throw himself down from any great height without suffering any injury.” Article Source

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