History is filled with stories of people surviving “unsurvivable” falls from great heights.
How do they do it?
We consider the factors that may increase your chances of survival.
The first thing to think about is how far you’ve fallen.
According to Live Science, the world record holder is Vesna Vilović, a flight attendant who survived a fall of 10,160 meters (33333 feet) after the plane she was working on exploded.
This remains the highest survived fall without a parachute.
The next thing to consider is how fast you are falling and how quickly you stop.
Dying from a height of more than 60 feet is very rare, but it is not impossible if you fall from as short as 18 feet.
All about the landingSurviving a fall also comes down to angle.
Landing on your head is clearly the worst way, while landing on your feet or side might just save you.
Landing on your side might be the best way to survive