Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fact of the Day: Franz Reichelt

Franz Reichelt was a Austrian-French inventor and tailor who tried to make a parachute suit to save the lives of pilots. After successes and disappointments, he decided to do a grand test by testing his parachute suit from the Eiffel Tower. His suit did not work and he died as a result. 


  1. I reckon we can say thanks to Franz in the short and long run.
    That didn't work, now we'll try something else.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

  2. Damn, maybe he should have tried jumping off something a little smaller first

  3. A lot of lives might have been saved had his invention worked.