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Date: 08/28/12 03:15 PM

42 Responses to Franz Reichelt Tests His Bat Suit [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18829 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    Link: Franz Reichelt Tests His Bat Suit - Reichelt invented what he thought would be a flying suit. Here he is testing it off the Eiffel Tower in 1912. He died.
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    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    Well that`s depressing, thanks i-a-b!
  3. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    daayuuuum
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    jeremy562 Male 30-39
    55 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    did it work?
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    deyv87 Male 18-29
    302 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    So... snuff gifs. Great. I`m out.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    LOL@ He died.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    A shame that he didn`t try it first with a mannequin or three. :-(
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    I am SplatMan!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Holy hemorrhage bat man!
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    Least he had a go, stupid, but he had a go...
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    YANKmyDOODLE Male 30-39
    771 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    haha FAIL
  12. Profile photo of rockinclimb
    rockinclimb Male 18-29
    81 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    FOR SCIENCE!!!
  13. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    bat Splat.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    I dont think he took into account the gravity factor in his equations
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    that`s not flying, that`s falling with style.
  16. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    So the university of Leicester was right!

    Link
  17. Profile photo of soundman655
    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    AND WE PROGRESSED
  18. Profile photo of studioso
    studioso Male 18-29
    58 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    why not try it first from a chair?
    why not place a mattress under, just in case?

    I think this gentleman only wanted to commit suicide without breaking the law
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    chuckleboy Male 50-59
    145 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    Damn...I`ll bet that left a mark.
  20. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    Gravity is just a theory.....oops.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    It wasn`t a flying suit, it was a primitive parachute. And it worked on many dummies before.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    August 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    Pulverized!
  23. Profile photo of Andicicle
    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    August 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    Well, out didn`t work on that dummy named Franz.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    His brother Orville Reichelt was last heard to say: "Hey! I just invented the airplane. Watch this!"
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 12:36 am
    Probably used a mannequin that weighed 20kg only to try it on himself with a weight of 70 lol
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 29, 2012 at 12:49 am

    My church teaches "devine weight" and doesn`t believe in the "theory" of gravity.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 1:06 am
    *splat*
    There`s even a tiny shockwave from the impact. Huh.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2012 at 2:25 am
    He floated all the way down,like a wet bag of cement.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 4:34 am
    For all his genius, he still didnt think to test it i nto water.
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    boogarcym Male 40-49
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    August 29, 2012 at 4:41 am
    @Gerry1of1 - I think the doctrine of intelligent falling may have been of more use here
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 6:04 am
    My physics class teaches the theory of General Relativity. See how I look down my nose at your absurd belief in "Gravity".
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14620 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 7:13 am
    "My church teaches `devine weight` and doesn`t believe in the `theory` of gravity."

    So angels are squishing us onto the earth?

    Mind you saying that invisible quantum particles/waves associated mass somehow results in a curvature of space and time so that in effect the earth and us are pushing against each other, as opposed to being drawn towards each other sounds pretty preposterous.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    August 29, 2012 at 7:26 am
    I`m surprised that tests at lower altitudes didn`t show him this wouldn`t work...
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
    244 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 8:33 am
    looks like it worked just fine to me
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 10:15 am


    Also, why did I just watch a guy die over and over?
  36. Profile photo of Zed68
    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    It it was a genuine fall, his body could have shut it down !!!!
  37. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    Guys, we just saw a guy die.
    People are making jokes about this?
  38. Profile photo of An-egg
    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    There`s a definite cut in that sequence
  39. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
    958 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    Lol that wasn`t just morbid, it was beautiful. It was "stupidity crashing to reality" captured in 4-5 seconds of eternal bliss I will never experience the same ever again..and to think this was the drating thought process of a human 100 yrs ago.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    Cool death-gif bro
  41. Profile photo of AntPharm
    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    August 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    splat
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    chutulhu Male 40-49
    51 posts
    August 30, 2012 at 2:16 am
    Works perfectly.

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