Insurgent: swingerofbirches: In 6th grade, we had an assignment where we had to invent a device capable of carrying an egg to safety from the top of our 3-story school building.Unlike everyone else, I didn't use a parachute.And it worked perfectly.Here's how I did it (and I didn't get any help):I took a large sour cream container and dumped out the sour cream and then washed it out.Next, I took that type of netting that comes around turkeys. I poked a hole in both the center of the lid of the sour cream container and the center of the bottom of it. I pulled the netting through each hole and tied a knot on the side with the lid. I then placed the egg in the said netting.I pinched off an area both above and below the egg in the netting that formed a cocoon for the egg. Basically, the egg ended up being suspended in the netting once I pulled the string through the other side of the container and tied a knot.If you dropped it, it couldn't hit any of the sides of the container.But as a fail safe, I also put packing peanuts in around it.The egg survived.My point is: why can't we do this for a human?/I'd like to re-iterate I didn't get any help. It's something I can hold onto. And also this was before the WWW, no looking things up online. I did it all by myself.you just dumped the sour cream into the trash?
swingerofbirches: My point is: why can't we do this for a human?
swingerofbirches: /I'd like to re-iterate I didn't get any help. It's something I can hold onto.
ben_oakmag: So he invents BASE jumping?
tenpoundsofcheese: Nice!It is getting dusty in here.
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