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Parachute Problem Riddle

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Category : Logic
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Question

Shortly after jumping from an aircraft at 5000 or so feet a man deploys his parachute. When he looks up he sees a rather large hole in his parachute.Nonetheless he lands safely without assistance and without using his reserve chute. Why did he survive?

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