Friday, June 7, 2019

Fact of the Day: Early Parachutes

The first parachutes were invented in France in the late 18th century. However, the Chinese knew that a device that could use the air to slow down a fall was realized about 4,000 years ago, but nothing practical ever came about it. 

8 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Couldn't even get up that high 4000 years ago

Margaret D said...

Interesting

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's been a lot of news involving parachutes lately because of the D-Day anniversary.

Emmylou said...

The Chinese knows everything:D

Christine said...

Interesting

Gloria Baker said...

what lovely picture !!

Martha said...

This is very interesting.

Kay said...

It wasn't DaVinci that invented it?