Do you ever wonder how the idea for bungee jumping came about? Bungee jumping originated from a ritual known as land diving on Pentecost Island. Take a plunge into this quiz to learn more about the wonderful world of land diving.
What is the popular name for plummeting headfirst toward earth while suspended by an elastic cord?
Where do men partake in ritualistic land diving?
What speed do the land divers attain?
What tethers the men to the rickety tower?
What happens if the vine length is miscalculated?
What safety equipment is used by the native jumpers?
What did Queen Elizabeth observe when she went to watch the ritual jump?
dive resulting in injury
dive resulting in death
What is A.J. Hackett credited with?
bungee jumping from the Eiffel Tower
bungee jumping from the Empire State Building
bungee jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge
What happened with bungee jumping after Hackett's infamous bungee jump?
was made illegal
How has land diving in Vanuatu changed since Hackett visited the Island?
safety equipment is used
cease of the ritual
Why should vines with sap be used for the ritual jump?
less likely to break
From what did land diving originate?
marital discord tale
ancient god legend
At what age are males allowed to dive?
What is the reason for the ritual?
prove physical strength
ensure a bountiful harvest
What is done to cushion the blow when landing?
till the ground
line the ground with palm fronds
When does land diving occur?
daily from April through June
weekly from April through June
once in April
What do the men wear for the ritual?
How do the women garb themselves for the ritual?
When did the Vanuatu Cultural Center call for a moratorium on commercial filming of the ritual?