135 thrill seekers leapt from a bridge in Russia in an attempt to beat the current world record. What an amazing and mesmerizing sight that was!
Bungee jumping has become a thrill of every day during the last 3 decades or so. It was in the 1950s that Sir David Attenborough brought back footage of young men who jumped from tall wooden platforms with vines tied to their ankles as a test of their courage and passage into manhood in the wilderness of Vanuatu.
Members of the Oxford UniversityDangerous Sports Club were the first daredevils to attempt a bungee jump and were promptly arrested for it!
Evidently a lot has changed from then to now. Remember the Golden eye opening sequence?
In August 2005, AJ Hackett added a Sky Jump to the Macau Tower, making it the world's highest jump at 764 ft. In 2010, British bungee jumper James Field set a new Guinness World Record for the most number of jumps in one hour by an individual – 42 jumps in 60 minutes!
It seems man’s fascination with the sport has not waned yet.
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