In Case of Tumbling, Spread Out

I enjoy reading explanations of how to deal with extreme circumstances like being chased by killer bees or having to jump from a building into a dumpster. I had a good time leafing through various Worst Case Scenarios books in the bookstore. Thus I was pleased to find an explanation of how to survive a long fall.

Relax. Relaxing during a long fall-especially as you near the ground is easier said than done, but try anyway…. One way to remain (relatively) calm is to focus on performing the steps and being aware of your body. Doing so gives you something else to think about besides impending death.

And now you know what to do the next time an evil villian thrusts you from a plane without a parachute.

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2 Comments

  1. Sara
    on September 23, 2006 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    I thought the best way was to miss hitting the ground and thus achieve flight 🙂

  2. on September 23, 2006 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Let me tell you: the only muscle I’d expect to relax in such a situation is the sphincter!