Giovanni Rescigno’s cardboard box parachute took 2.16 seconds to descend
15 feet, a new world record. The top of the parachute was 15 feet above
ground level when timing began, and the clock stopped when the box made
contact with the floor.
Rescigno set the record on April 4, 2009 at the first annual Brooklyn
World Record Day in Brooklyn, New York. The event was held by URDB in
conjunction with Beam Camp. Dan Rollman was present as a witness.