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The Discovery Of Bungee Jumping
The discovery of bungee jumping may have taken place back in the 1700s by European explorers, but it was not until the 20th century that bungee jumping really made waves around the world. The current public awareness and concept of bungee jumping stems from a BBC documentary that aired during the 1950s on the topic of the land divers from Pentecost Island in the South Pacific. This documentary really brought the subject to public masses for the first time since the discovery of bungee jumping several hundred years ago.
The Highest Bungy Jumping In The World
Located in Southeast Asia, Macau offers the highest bungy jumping in the world. There, you can have the opportunity to throw yourself off of the Macau Tower, a height which is approximately 764 feet (233m). This is an experience which you will most likely never forget-- and it must be experienced first-hand in order to be fully appreciated.
Bungee or Bungie Jumping
You've seen it, but perhaps are still unaware of the controversy surrounding bungee jumping. No, I'm not talking about the obvious discussion surrounding the safety of this sport. What I want to present in this article is the origins of the word 'bungee'. Actually, there is some controversy as to whether it is bungee or bungie jumping. My word processor's spell check feature likes the 'bungee' version, but as we shall soon see, this may not actually be the historically correct spelling.