Have you ever tried bungee jumping? According to Collins dictionary, bungee jumping is a sport in which a participant jumps from a high bridge, building, etc, secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles. The English word “bungee” doesn’t have a clear origin, some sources suggest that “bungee” means “anything thick and squat” from West Country dialect, other sources indicate that it is from “bungie”, slang for India rubber or just unknown.
It was in the city of Bristol, where the first modern bungee jumps were made in 1979 from the 250-foot (76m) Clifton Suspension Bridge until New Zealander A.J. Hackett made his first organized commercial jump from Auckland’s Greenhithe Bridge in 1986. Read More