On 20 November 2014,
The video quickly went viral, but many viewers were skeptical of its authenticity, and the company’s Facebook page filled with comments as people pondered the possibility of someone’s surviving a parachuteless plummet from an airplane.
Although many doubters debated the mathematics behind the stunt (e.g., the average velocity of a skydiver in a belly-to-earth free-fall position is
First, the video featured a news clip from “Sky Newz,” which is not a real news media outlet. Second, the video just happened to end by promoting
The truth is that this video was merely a clever advertisement for a new trampoline park. Its conceit was rivaled in real-life in July 2016, however, when Luke Aikins jumped from an airplane at 25,000 feet without a parachute and landed safely in a giant net.