Link: Taking A Fall

The February 2010 issue of Popular Science has an article by Dan Koeppel about surviving a 35,000 foot freefall.

On choosing where to land:

Contrary to popular belief, water is an awful choice. Like concrete, liquid doesn’t compress. Hitting the ocean is essentially the same as colliding with a sidewalk.

…good to know.

I’d link to this article, but I can’t find it on Popular Science‘s website. I read it on dead trees.