On this day…in 1797

The first parachute jump of note is made by André-Jacques Garnerin from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris. Leonardo da Vinci conceived the idea of the parachute in his writings, and the Frenchman Louis-Sebastien Lenorm and fashioned a kind of parachute out of two umbrellas and jumped from a tree in 1783, but André-Jacques … [Read the full story]

There were these two fellas in a bar…

There were these two fellas in a bar, which was on the 20th floor of a building.    The first man said, ” I bet you $100 I can jump out that window and come straight back in!” The second man says “Ok, sure.” and the barman holds the bet. The first man jumps out the … [Read the full story]

A Scotsman, Chinaman, Pom and an Aussie were in a pub…

A Scottsman, a Chinaman, a Pom and an Aussie were in the pub debating whose country was the best. The Scottsman reckoned his was the best, because we got the greenest grass. The Pom reckoned his was the best because they had the most beautiful flag. The Chinaman reckoned his was the best because of … [Read the full story]