Watch: Daredevil Sets Skydiving World Record With a Very Small Parachute

Sunday April 6th, 2014

Proving that size doesn't matter if your cojones are huge, daredevil Ernesto Gainza recently set a world record by completing a 14,000-foot skydive using a parachute with an area of only 35 square feet. (For comparison, that's a parachute roughly the area of your standard queen-sized mattress.)

Gainza, who brought two larger backup parachutes with him on his dive, beat the previous world record for smallest parachute by two square feet.

You can check out a video of his record-setting stunt above. [The National]

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