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Franz Reichelt Jumps Off the Eiffel Tower
In the early 20th century, "The Flying Tailor," Franz Reichelt built a revolutionary new parachute and decided to test it out by jumping off of the Eiffel Tower on February 12th, 1912. Remarkably, cameras were on hand to film his first - and last - jump.
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Ian Spector is a recent graduate of Brown University where he studied cognitive neuroscience with an interest in decision making and human-computer interaction and served as president of the Brown University Entrepreneurship Program. In 2005 he created 4Q.cc, the website which created the "Chuck Norris Facts" meme. To date, 4Q has received in excess of 250 million pageviews and worldwide media coverage. Ian is the author of two books, The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About the World's Greatest Human, which is a New York Times Bestseller, and Chuck Norris vs. Mr. T: 400 Facts About the Baddest Dudes in the History of Ever. Ian's current interests are in improving businesses through creating innovative and exciting experiences for their end users.