What? Goodness me, helvella, have you completely lost it? What on earth has this to do with thyroid issues.
"Read on, Macduff” - to double-misquote Shakespeare.
Study 'Proves' Parachutes Don't Save People Who Fall Out of Airplanes
You might think that it's safer to jump out of an airplane with a parachute than without one. But, according to science, you'd be wrong.
The finding is detailed Thursday (Dec. 13) in the journal The BMJ's Christmas issue, which features research that is more lighthearted than the journal's usual fare. For the study, the researchers tested the effectiveness of parachutes on 23 people falling out of airplanes. They equipped half of the participants with parachutes, and had the other half jump out of the planes with empty North Face backpacks strapped to their backs.They found that the parachutes made no difference on whether the participants in the study lived or died.
(Blatantly stolen from fbirder over on PAS.)