Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Another reason to hate the French
Retired French army (is that an oxymoron) colonel Michel Fournier is attempting to break the world free-fall record by dropping from an absurd 25 miles above the earth's surface. When I jumped, it was from approximately 14,000 ft, less than three miles. I free-fell for about a minute; Fournier intends to free-fall for six and a half minutes. He expects to reach a top speed of 1,113 mph, well above the speed of sound (932 mph). In the unlikely event that he lives, he can call anybody he meets for the rest of his life a pussy.