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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Highland Fling Bungee managing director Murray Trail said: "We had seen tandem bungee jumps taking off in other parts of the world, especially in New Zealand and South Africa.
gt; The dream jump allows jumpers to have a longer free-fall distance than in a bungee jump and have freedom of movement during a jump to perform different acrobatics.
The new bungee jump record holder is already looking to leap into his next challenge as he eyes a crack at the Burj Khalifa.
He may be battered and bruised -- and a little light-headed -- but Dubai's new bungee jump record breaker is already setting his sights on his next challenge.
I think the most daring thing I have ever done was a bungee jump into the sea when I was on holiday.
It's a bit daunting - I've never done a bungee jump before.
The family of a man who died during a charity bungee jump wants the 'sport' banned.
More than 60 people have volunteered to do a bungee jump in Leamington town centre on Sunday, November 19, when the town's Christmas lights will be switched on.
The current record for most bungee jumps in 24 hours stands at 105 jumps and was achieved by Kevin Scott Huntly of South Africa on May 8, 2011.
He said thousands of people who had completed bungee jumps across the UK had probably been very close to death but had not known it.
And when he found a website which offers bungee jumps from the bridge he decided to do it for Yasmin.