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This feels like one of those things that should have gotten more coverage when it happened. During a parade for Spain's National Day in 2019, the parachutist tasked with bringing the flag to be used in the parade got yanked out of the sky by an errant light pole. Amazingly the guy didn't get laughed at. Maybe the whole event was just "too official" for anyone to really lay into him in front of the King? Apparently he suffered no injuries. The only Spain king he got was the king of Spain telling him it was chill.

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Jumping off cliffs with a hope and a parachute isn't something most of us would find ourselves doing, so luckily the people who are obsessed with it tend to carry around cameras. This guy was tempting fate so hard that he almost scraped across the dirt there for a second. Looks... uh... fun?

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Via imgur.com
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Just a little work on the calculation of the jump height and parachute timing.

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The Youtube uploader MrSlackline had this to say about the situation:

I honestly can't really believe I am ok after this; probably should be dead! Anyway, that didn't happen so you guys can at least laugh at me and talk s**t, which is almost more fun. Anyway, stupid s**t like this shouldn't happen with proper planning. I was being dumb for sure, mega fail points. However, this does have relevance to the base and skydiving communities.
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According to the Youtube description, the chute deployed and the diver was able to make it out just fine, but that didn't stop your cheeks from tightening did it?

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