Friday, October 31, 2014

Franz Reichelt- Man Of Conviction

Didn't know what to make of this at first- silent movie clip of Parisian witch? But the guy, Franz Reichelt, was without a doubt the real thing- all the way to his death. Alas, most of our ideas don't allude to such great heights, or cost us so dearly, but all too many end with the same all too linear results...

Franz Reichelt was the first to “invent” the parachute and the first to fall victim to it on February 4 1912. His last words were "I want to try the experiment myself and without trickery, as I intend to prove the worth of my invention."

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