And this is why I will never Bungee Jump (in Off-topic)


QBRanger January 9 2012 11:58 AM EST

j'bob January 9 2012 12:09 PM EST

That's from a New Years Eve jump into an African river supposedly frequented by crocs. And I don't mean the trendy rubber shoes. She survived with a broken collarbone. I'm with Ranger on this one I think. At the very least I would insist on making the jump over a nice croc free very deep well chlorinated pool :)

Quyen January 9 2012 12:18 PM EST

that was on TV, that bungee jump was ridiculous. she actually survived, but she was red at all spots, purely from the hit. shes has to be in hospital for a loongg time..

Lochnivar January 9 2012 12:22 PM EST

I like the well prepared response staff. It is nice to know that after a 365ft drop that breaks your collarbone you still can enjoy a leisurely swim through rapids (with your feet tied together!) without some pesky person trying to assist you.

I'm with you Ranger, no bungee jumping for me.

AdminTitan January 9 2012 12:41 PM EST

Just don't bungee jump in Africa?

Lord Bob January 9 2012 1:28 PM EST

And this is why I will never Bungee Jump
I'm right there with you.

Also, skydiving. No thank you. Speaking of crocs, I saw a video of a guy sky dive right into a lake full of them. His friends watched as he was devoured, and so did I through the video.

If I'm having fun in the air, I want it to be on a roller coaster that's actually connected to the ground, and with no bloody crocodiles anywhere even slightly near.

Lord Bob January 9 2012 1:29 PM EST

Just don't bungee jump in Africa?
Cords don't snap in just one continent.

Quyen January 9 2012 1:30 PM EST

if i want fun in the air, id just take a plane and look out the window.

Lord Bob January 9 2012 1:31 PM EST

I don't even like airplanes. I prefer to stay on the ground.

AdminTitan January 9 2012 1:33 PM EST

Cords don't snap in just one continent.

Yeah, but I'm guessing it's less likely to occur in a country where businesses are more likely to be held accountable for mistakes like this. Unless of course you sign a waiver that is like "I know my cord might break." Then I'm right there with you guys.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] January 9 2012 1:41 PM EST

yanno, I think you'd be able to sue for the lack of response from the staff, Titan.

AdminTitan January 9 2012 4:19 PM EST

In Zimbabwe? I don't know, which is why I made my statement.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] January 9 2012 5:33 PM EST

i wanne jump!!!

Admiralkiller January 9 2012 5:56 PM EST

Chickens! Your text should be in yellow!

QBRanger January 9 2012 5:56 PM EST

And we all want you to jump!!

Godpanda January 9 2012 6:13 PM EST

We should never the fear of the worst case scenario so tint our lives as to prevent us from trying new things.

Lord Bob January 9 2012 6:33 PM EST

Chickens! Your text should be in yellow!
I found this hilarious.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] January 9 2012 7:36 PM EST

I have bungee jumped, but at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. It's pretty fun actually, once you get past your fear of heights. I also recently zip-lined through the forest in Jamaica. That was way more fun then bungee jumping.

ScrObot January 10 2012 2:06 AM EST

I agree that bungee jumping somewhere with possibly lax or non-existent safety regulations and accountability like Africa is a sketchy endeavor. However, at least in the US, you're FAR more likely to die in a vehicle than from bungee jumping or skydiving.

(At least with skydiving, jumping as a beginner is extremely safe; it's the pros who are constantly pushing the envelope and going for bigger thrills that are more likely to do something stupid that causes death.)

I've been skydiving twice, both tandem, and it was awesome. I would definitely recommend it. (=

I would have no safety qualms bungee jumping at a legit place in the US either.

IPoop January 10 2012 2:14 AM EST

seconded, ive done a few fun things including tandem skydive and a bungee jump ... loved both of those but after watching that video im a bit jealous of the girl.

I did my bungee jump off a mobile crane (i think it was 160feet high - this was a few years ago so that might not be right) in a local pub car park with nothing but a tarmac below .. she atleast survived even if it went wrong.

Adminedyit January 10 2012 5:13 AM EST

I have a friend that was in the airforce for most of his life. He once imparted some wisdom on me that only 2 things fall from the sky.
Bird poop and fools.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] January 10 2012 6:06 AM EST

And meteors! ;)

Demigod January 10 2012 7:22 AM EST

Foolish rain!
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