Science and Engineering

Will the Secret Agent Survive This Fall?

In action movies of all flavors, we often see the hero (or the villain) jump from a great height and land without injury. Sometimes they land on a conveniently placed bush or awning or some other soft object to break their fall. But how realistic is this? How much of a cushion would you actually need in order to jump from a rooftop and continue running after you landed?

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