My jury is still out on this one. I mean, I want to sky dive, and that is definitely on my bucket list, but the bungee jumping thing? I just don't see why it's so to die for! (no pun intended!). It reminds me of the Batman ride that I went on at Great Adventure years ago. You strap into this little compartment, they take you waaayyyy up high, and then when you reach about 400 or so feet up, they drop you in an instant, and you descend so fast that your stomach ends up in your ears. FUN, right? lol. I actually liked that! Ha! So, maybe bungee jumping is for me after all!
As for bungee jumping, I had to wonder, who invented this crazy activity? And here, according to Wiki answers it is:
"Men on Pentecost Island in the South Pacific have been doing land jumping for hundreds of years.
This ancient custom caught the interest of some students at Oxford University in England. In the late nineteen seventies, they formed a group called the Dangerous Sports Club. They liked to invent risky and sometimes crazy activities. They were some of the first people to test several of what are now called extreme sports. They are said to have invented modern bungee jumping.
In the spring of nineteen seventy-nine, members of the group jumped off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, England. They were attached to the bridge by a bungee cord, a long elastic rope that stretches. They were dressed in black and white clothing and held bottles of Champagne wine. The press quickly reported on their wild activities. The group soon received even more attention when they organized a bungee jump off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.
A man named A.J. Hackett of New Zealand later heard about this group. He decided to make the sport into a business. Mister Hackett worked with his friend Henry van Asch who was an expert at skiing. They started developing bungee ropes and materials. Scientists at Auckland University helped them. The two men knew that people would find bungee jumping exciting and fun. And they knew people would pay money for the experience."
Sounds like a great bunch of guys to be hanging out with, huh?
So, have any of you bungee jumped before? What was it like? If not, would you? If I were in a place that had it, being the daredevil I am, I probably would. I can never resist a dare!
We'll just have to make sure those bindings are strapped on reeaaal tight, ya know? ;)