Bungee Jumping

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An ‘extreme’ sport in which a long elastic band is attached to the participant, who dives off a height. While accidents are rare, they are significant when they do occur, including quadriplegia or death—often due to improper fastening or miscalculation of the distance to the ground
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BRAVE bungee jumpers raised thousands of pounds in the sunshine by the Tyne.
PLUNGE Bungee jumper goes over the edge in 007 style
AT 96, South African Mohr Keet became the oldest bungee jumper ever.
Wild animals abound at every turn | Wild animals abound at every turn | The Cradock Four graves area reminder of life before Nelson Mandela's release | The Cradock Four graves area reminder of life before Nelson Mandela's release THE bungee jumper plunges head first with arms outstretched like a cross.
I've undoubtedly missed a couple of million examples; somewhere, I'm sure, there's a 107-year-old bungee jumper that I'll hear about Monday morning.
If a person jumped off a bridge using a cord made of mermaid's necklace, the bungee jumper would come to a gentle halt before being slowly raised back up.
Melanie Wood is a former bungee jumper, former sky-diver and former canyon swinger (no, I don't know, either, but she is directing The Nativity).
With 85 percent of government revenues still coming from oil exports, it cannot have been easy doing the sums with the price acting like a bungee jumper.
Then there are the jobs that tell us much about the unique nature of this culture--bug farmers who raise an insect called the cochineal which is used for dye, the volador who is sort of a primitive ritualistic bungee jumper and, finally, the deity impersonator, that lucky fellow who impersonates the great Aztec lord and is then sacrificed on the high alter.
Perhaps a James Bond type jumping out of a plane, a lion tamer, a bungee jumper, a stock-market investor and maybe even a gambler at the roulette table, right?
One of Sarkozy's trademarks is his penchant for leaping into the political abyss with the reckless abandon of a bungee jumper, and each time he does, the stark contrast with the increasingly cautious President Jacques Chirac grows more apparent, report Special Correspondents Marie Valla and Eric Pape.