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A Bungee Jumping Challenge for the Brave

Let's find out how well-versed you are with the terminologies associated with bungee jumping.
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The rope used to tether the jumper must be the right size as per the weight of the individual or else it can break. It's a dangerous sport indeed!
Did You Know?
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New Zealander, A.J Hackett is the one who popularized this extreme sport with his jump from Eiffel Tower in 1987. He was the first to establish a commercial bungee jumping site in 1988.
Quick Fact
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Way before commercial bungee jumping was invented, men used strong vines to bungee jump and prove their manhood in Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.
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Bungee jumping needs sufficient depth or height to be carried out. Dams, bridges, tall mountains, etc. are used as typical bungee jumping sites.
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Mohr Keet jumped off South Africa’s Bloukrans Bridge in 2010. He holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the oldest person to have ever bungee jumped.
Intriguing Fact
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The AJ Hackett Macau Tower Bungy Jump is 233m high and holds the record of the highest commercial bungee jump by Guinness Book of World Records.
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During free fall, when the cord rebounds, the jumper flies upwards as the elastic cord begins to recoil.
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James Bond's stunt double took a week to muster the courage to make this jump. Post the movie, this iconic dam jump has been nicknamed '007' or 'GoldenEye'.
Fun Fact
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Bungee jumping can be done from moving platforms like helicopters, hot air balloons, etc.
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In the movie Selena, Jennifer Lopez played the role of Mexican American singer, Selena. She bungee-jumped in a carnival scene.
Interesting Fact
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From October to March every year, Highland Fling offers a nighttime bungee jumping experience that takes place in pitch darkness, ending with the jumper hitting the water. Wow!
Quick Fact
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In this variant, the jumper doesn't have cords attached at his ankles, but free-falls into a net. Apparently, the landing onto the net is soft and comfortable.
Intriguing Fact
You've reached the end of the rope successfully!
Well Done!

 Priya Johnson

Credits
Artem Beliaikin, Jakob Owens, Blake Wheeler, Laurynas Mereckas, Florin Bică, Christoph Deinet