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The custom of yelling "Geronimo!" before jumping off of something originated as a battle cry adopted by the 82nd Airborne U.S. Paratroopers in WWII, who are said to have gotten it from watching the 1939 movie "Geronimo" about the famous Apache leader.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo_(exclamation)

Geronimo! is an exclamation occasionally used by jumping skydivers or, more generally, ... Sources[edit]. The Straight Dope: Why do parachutists yell " Geronimo!

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/01/where-the-tradition-of-yelling-geronimo-when-jumping-out-of-a-plane-came-from

Jan 20, 2011 ... Today I found out where the tradition of yelling “Geronimo” when jumping out of a plane came from. ... I tell you jokers what I'm gonna do! ... Devine is one of the very few people to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of ...

mentalfloss.com/article/30522/why-do-we-scream-geronimo-when-jumping-things

Apr 24, 2012 ... “I'll tell you jokers what I'm gonna do! To prove to you that I'm not scared out of my wits when I jump, I'm gonna yell 'Geronimo' loud as hell ...

www.native-languages.org/iaq22.htm

Page discussing the origin of the use of 'Geronimo' in American slang. ... Q: Why do people shout 'Geronimo!' when they jump off something high or do ...

www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1119/why-do-parachutists-yell-geronimo

Jan 23, 1998 ... Dear Cecil: Being a Native American, I was wondering why people and cartoon characters yell "Geronimo!" when they parachute from an ...

www.reference.com/history/people-yell-geronimo-7e3d95123d4f3a79

People yell "Geronimo" when jumping off something because a test paratrooper named Aubrey Eberhardt did it to prove his courage when he jumped out of an ...

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ger1.htm

Sep 2, 2006 ... We solve the mystery of why paratroopers shout 'Geronimo' when jumping ... If there are twelve men making a mass jump they all yell “Geronimo! ... Eberhardt was teased about whether he would be too scared to do the jump.

skydivegeronimo.com.au/scream-geronimo-jumping-plane

Jun 1, 2016 ... Maybe you think of paratroopers yelling it for courage in the 1940's? ... people, wanting to step outside our comfort zone, and do something ...

www.quora.com/Why-do-people-scream-geronimo-when-jumping-from-things

While there are different accounts of the source, most agree that the term began in ... How do I stop my mother from screaming at me? Why do people feel the need to suddenly yell or scream in groups? It seems so animalistic.