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Parachute Problem

Riddle:
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?

Answer:
Most parachutes need a hole in them to let the air pass through. Otherwise the parachute would swing wildly side to side.

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