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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There have been so many false dawns on the Birmingham high buildings front that it is difficult to summon up much enthusiasm about the proposed 574ft high Eastside Pinnacle - an innovative vertical theme park for bungee jumpers, according to its sponsors.
It built the first float with bungee jumpers in 1993.
Bungee jumpers love their imported beer, while hip-hop concert attendees are big time sparkling wine and Champagne drinkers.
Adrenalin is the same wonderful hormone that bungee jumpers crave and drivers in rush hour traffic could do without.
But everything is relative, and I confess to thinking bungee jumpers, streakers, and those who swim with great white sharks are life's real crazies.
The Bungee Dive Spectacular," a 15-minute stunt and acrobatic show featuring three professional bungee jumpers, will be performed twice daily, April 3 - May 3.
Rob Nichols, Fly Me to the Moon editor, who was heavily involved in the Brian Clough statue fund project, said: "It was a giant leap for the bungee jumpers and also for the funding of the statue.
135 jump for joy An amazing 135 bungee jumpers all plunged from a bridge at the same time in a recorded event in Russia.
BRAVE bungee jumpers raised thousands of pounds in the sunshine by the Tyne.
Bungee jumpers leap from the harbour bridge or the 1,076ft Sky Tower, attached by elastic.