random fact ;)
The parachute was invented over a century before the first airplane.
Who’da thunk it? Although originally conceptualized by Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th century, credit is given to Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard for creating and testing the first functional parachute in 1785. (More about the invention of the parachute here).
The Wright brothers achieved flight for the first time in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina several decades later in 1903! (More on the invention of the airplane here). They used to use parachutes to escape out of hot air balloons!
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