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97,107. The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no farther. (Floor & Fall) Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
1,068. Life is a horizontal fall. (Life’s Like That & Fall) Jean Cocteau, Opium
1,071. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them. (Life's Like That & Fall & Beauty) Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
3,429. Albert Einstein realised that a man in the emptiness of space would not be able to detect whether he was falling under gravity. Einstein called this a happy idea. But in 1960, five years after Einstein’s death, Joe Kittinger made the idea a reality. He was part of a US Air Force team studying the effects of high altitude on the human body. He never achieved the fame of Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong, but to all intents and purposes Joe Kittinger was the first man in space. Three hours after lift-off his balloon was thirty kilometres above the Earth, three times higher than a jet airliner. And then, carrying a film camera, Kittinger did something amazing: he jumped. High above the clouds in the incredibly thin air Kittinger had no sense of falling ... Kittinger was the first man to reach the speed of sound without an aircraft. (Gravity & Speed & Fall & Space) Unfolding Universe, 2002
3,436. Everything in the universe is falling through Space/Time. (Gravity & Fall) Brian Cox, Wonders of the Universe 3/4: Falling, BBC 2011
20,735. He fell from up there on the motherfucking cab. Shit. I think he’s dead. (GBH Films & Fall & Los Angeles & Gangs US: Los Angeles & Assassinations) Collateral 2004 starring Tom Cruise & Jamie Foxx & Jason Statham & Jada Pinkett Smith & Mark Ruffalo & Peter Berg & Bruce McGill & Irma P Hall & Barry Shabaka Henley & Richard T Jones et al, director Michael Mann, cab driver
72,185. O what a fall was there. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar III ii 188, Antony
72,534. It’s fascinating what happens to bodies when they hit the rocks from such a height. The impact breaks them right apart. Like eggs dropped on the floor. Sometimes pieces remain intact. You’ll find the head sitting on its own. Every hair in place. Blue eyes staring at nothing. (Fantasy & Fall) Game of Thrones s4e7: Mockingbird, Lysa Arryn, HBO 2014
119,795. How you fall doesn’t matter. It’s how you land. (GBH Films & Riots & Fall) La Haine 1995 starring Vincent Cassel & Hubert Kounde & said Taghmaoui & Marc Duret & Abdel Ahmed Ghili & Francois Levantal & Tadek Lokcinski & Solo & Heloise Rauth & Choukri Gabteni & Benoit Magimel et al, director Mathieu Kassovitz, closing commentary
121,898. Three years ago, mother of two, Victoria Cilliers, took her 2650th parachute jump. A gift from her husband Emile. But her chute catastrophically failed. And she hit the ground causing life-threatening injuries. Detectives eventually discovered the awful truth. Shockingly, the police learned her husband had tried to kill her before … This is the extraordinary story of the Parachute Murder Plot. (Murder Cases: Cilliers & Fall) The Parachute Murder Plot, ITV 2018
121,899. Their marriage was far from a fairy tale. (Murder Cases: Cilliers & Fall) ibid.
121,900. Emile’s candid revelations handed police a clear motive. (Murder Cases: Cilliers & Fall) ibid.
121,901. She had just told the police of a gas leak six days earlier that could have killed her and her young children while Emile was away at barracks. (Murder Cases: Cilliers & Fall) ibid.
37,176. Against the odds, the two men survive a fall of nearly three miles … a miraculous recovery. (Survival & Fall) The Unexplained with William Shatner s1e8, History 2021
37,314. I Survived Skydiving After My Parachute Failed: Brad Guy jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet and hit the ground at 50 mph. (Survive & Fall) ibid. Online article Patrick Heardman 30 January 2018