History Main / ParasolParachute

23rd Dec '16 4:10:54 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested it. As the Real Life example a couple entries up demonstrates, the best thing that can be said about trying this is that it makes you less likely to fall on your head, and more likely to land feet-first, injuring your legs instead of your brain.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested it. As the Real Life example a couple entries up demonstrates, the The best thing that can be said about trying this is that it makes you less likely to fall on your head, and more likely to land feet-first, injuring your legs instead of your brain.
11th Oct '16 3:58:34 PM nombretomado
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* An early {{Classic Disney Short|s}} had MinnieMouse try this. The umbrella went inside out after a few seconds, causing [[ParachutePetticoat her skirt to puff out instead and slow her fall]].

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* An early {{Classic WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} had MinnieMouse WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse try this. The umbrella went inside out after a few seconds, causing [[ParachutePetticoat her skirt to puff out instead and slow her fall]].
19th Sep '16 4:45:52 PM nombretomado
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* One ''ArchieComics'' story has Archie and Veronica go for an afternoon drive. With Archie unable to close the roof of his jalopy, they use an umbrella to protect themselves from the sun, and lower the windshield to catch a breeze. The breeze eventually becomes so strong, it blows both the umbrella and Veronica away, but [[ContrivedCoincidence they land safely in Reggie's car]].

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* One ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' story has Archie and Veronica go for an afternoon drive. With Archie unable to close the roof of his jalopy, they use an umbrella to protect themselves from the sun, and lower the windshield to catch a breeze. The breeze eventually becomes so strong, it blows both the umbrella and Veronica away, but [[ContrivedCoincidence they land safely in Reggie's car]].
23rd Jul '16 2:00:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* Olaf from ''TheLostVikings'' does this with a wooden shield. Despite likely weighing as much as the other two vikings combined.

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* Olaf from ''TheLostVikings'' ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'' does this with a wooden shield. Despite likely weighing as much as the other two vikings combined.



* P.B. Winterbottom's umbrella from ''TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom''. Doubles as a weapon.

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* P.B. Winterbottom's umbrella from ''TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom''.''VideoGame/TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom''. Doubles as a weapon.
16th Jun '16 4:44:52 PM HeroGal2347
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* This is a classic shtick of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'''s Penguin who would have special umbrellas that either were designed to be strong enough to act as a parachute, or have a helicopter function instead.


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* This is a classic shtick of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'''s Penguin who would have special umbrellas that either were designed to be strong enough to act as a parachute, or have a helicopter function instead.
* ''ComicBook/DuckTales'': During the first segment of ''Scrooge's Quest'', Scrooge uses his umbrella as a parachute while he's chasing his hat (and the money he tucked inside the band). Later, when he falls off an ice bridge at the North Pole, he uses it again, although he admits that it's not going to be able to save him here. Luckily, it doesn't have to, as the boys call Launchpad, who catches him with the plane.
11th Jun '16 8:27:00 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Shiro floats around using his parasol in ''Anime/ProjectK''.
11th Jun '16 7:37:38 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Holy Umbrella'', the Gliding Brooch upgrades the umbrella to allow the player to do this.

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* In ''Holy Umbrella'', ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'', the Gliding Brooch upgrades the umbrella to allow the player to do this.
27th May '16 10:46:51 AM nielas
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* On ''Series/Preacher2016'' Cassidy tries this when he is forced to jump out of a plane without a parachute. It helps him land feet first but most of his body still ends up as a bloody mangled mess. However, he is a vampire and he gets better after he drinks enough blood.
30th Apr '16 6:57:10 PM WillKeaton
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* ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' has the [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/MSRD:FX_Items#Umbrella_of_Feather_Falling Umbrella of Feather Falling]], which functions as a ''feather fall'' spell when opened.

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* ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' has the [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/MSRD:FX_Items#Umbrella_of_Feather_Falling Umbrella of Feather Falling]], Falling,]] which functions as a ''feather fall'' spell when opened.
30th Apr '16 6:55:56 PM WillKeaton
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* Subverted in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWKRy9jiBzw 1976 commercial for Kellogg's Raisin Bran]]. One defective raisin is considered not sweet enough to qualify for the signature 2 scoops, and gets jettisoned in the air by Sunny. The hapless raisin parachutes to the ground with an umbrella that quickly fails.

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* Subverted in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWKRy9jiBzw 1976 commercial for Kellogg's Raisin Bran]]. Bran.]] One defective raisin is considered not sweet enough to qualify for the signature 2 scoops, and gets jettisoned in the air by Sunny. The hapless raisin parachutes to the ground with an umbrella that quickly fails.
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