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TimberWolf
8th January 2012, 22:35
Ans: A bungee cord snapping, plunging into a crocodile infested rapids with your legs tied together and then having to teach people first aid on yourself.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlVGjNmAVYU&feature=player_embedded

Not a great day.

Looks as if she was still quite high up when the cord snapped, judging from the elapsed time of her splash after it snapped.

mudskipper
8th January 2012, 22:38
Saw that on telly. She escaped with cuts and bruises. Has (re)affirmed my intention NEVER to go bungee jumping.

TimberWolf
8th January 2012, 22:39
Saw that on telly. She escaped with cuts and bruises. Has (re)affirmed my intention NEVER to go bungee jumping.

They say it is totally safe on the news clip.

mudskipper
8th January 2012, 22:41
They say it is totally safe on the news clip.

I like the "oh, bleeeeeep!" from the guy at the top.

Paddy
8th January 2012, 23:01
They say it is totally safe on the news clip.

You are more likely to be killed playing Russia Roulette than having a bungie jump

MarillionFan
8th January 2012, 23:22
Did a bungee jump about 12 years ago. Now I'd be worried that the bungee would snap but I'd also take the fricking bridge with me!:emb

wim121
8th January 2012, 23:30
She was very lucky ... Also very silly trusting an african with a bundled up vine as a safe exploit ... The cord looked bad before she jumped ....



Good job she was doing it over a river, instead of off a cherry picker in a car park ...

Talking of which, reminds me of the woman below, went parachuting and ran in to trouble when her chute failed to deploy and hit the car park face first, amazing she survived and what the human body can withstand! Even more amazingly, she was pregnant and the baby was fine.

Skydiver pregnant after accident - US news - Life - msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10348853/ns/us_news-life/t/skydiver-survives-plunge-learns-shes-pregnant/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BtwT_pp5Vo


Now that's a hell of a lot more painful than plummeting in to a river.

wim121
8th January 2012, 23:34
You are more likely to be killed playing Russia Roulette than having a bungie jump

Hahahahahahaha that is the most stupid comment ever .... Duhhhh of course!

No offense, but look up the odds of bungie cords snapping. Then russian roulette, if you're the first one to take a turn, it's still a 1 in 6 odds or maybe a little more depending on your handgun choice .....

What about the odds of being struck by lightning compared to the cord snapping? Would wager lightning is more likely to happen ...

AtW
8th January 2012, 23:58
Brave girl - glad she survived!

Paddy
9th January 2012, 00:38
Hahahahahahaha that is the most stupid comment ever .... Duhhhh of course!

No offense, but look up the odds of bungie cords snapping. Then russian roulette, if you're the first one to take a turn, it's still a 1 in 6 odds or maybe a little more depending on your handgun choice .....

What about the odds of being struck by lightning compared to the cord snapping? Would wager lightning is more likely to happen ...


Loss of humour today? :winker:

CheeseSlice
9th January 2012, 06:30
Hahahahahahaha that is the most stupid comment ever .... Duhhhh of course!

No offense, but look up the odds of bungie cords snapping. Then russian roulette, if you're the first one to take a turn, it's still a 1 in 6 odds or maybe a little more depending on your handgun choice .....

What about the odds of being struck by lightning compared to the cord snapping? Would wager lightning is more likely to happen ...

I couldn't help reading your post in the voice of comic book guy from the Simpsons :laugh

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn476/Cherries6109/comic-book-guy-comment-sc.jpg

Joeman
9th January 2012, 07:11
I was in Zambia last year - I stayed at a hotel next to the Victoria Falls - highly recommended!
If its the same bungee jump im thinking of, the talk of "croc infested waters" is a bit far fetched, as they do white water rafting in the same stretch of river...

For a croc to live there, it would either have had to survive a drop over the Victoria Falls (possible if its still a baby) or bother to swim up river (not sure they can be bothered) which is why its safe for white water rafters who fall in the water all of the time!... and its also the same place Bear Grylls jumped into the water when he was in Zambia.

Glad she's safe, but yet again, the press have made a big deal over somthing...

gingerjedi
9th January 2012, 07:52
Loss of humour today? :winker:

Just today?

northernladuk
9th January 2012, 08:52
She is taking her life in to her own hands going to Zimbabwe let alone doing a bungee jump, they are not renowned for their attitude towards health and saftey.

OwlHoot
9th January 2012, 09:40
Hahahahahahaha that is the most stupid comment ever .... Duhhhh of course!

No offense, but look up the odds of bungie cords snapping. Then russian roulette, if you're the first one to take a turn, it's still a 1 in 6 odds or maybe a little more depending on your handgun choice ...

Thanks for explaining all that in such helpful detail.

I thought it might be a joke, but couldn't be sure.

:suicide:

oracleslave
9th January 2012, 09:50
Also very silly trusting an african with a bundled up vine as a safe exploit ...



:confused: please elaborate

oracleslave
9th January 2012, 09:57
She is taking her life in to her own hands going to Zimbabwe



Why? Tourist areas are actually pretty safe.



they are not renowned for their attitude towards health and saftey.

That site has been operational for 10 years and this is the first incident ever. Having been there, I think approach is no different from other operations of this nature.

Joeman
9th January 2012, 10:35
Why? Tourist areas are actually pretty safe.


Agreed. they go out of their way to make the tourists safe as its a major source of income.. Victoria falls is a fantastic place to take a holiday. Highly recommended.

TheFaQQer
9th January 2012, 10:39
You are more likely to be killed playing Russia Roulette than having a bungie jump

Particularly if you use a semi-automatic.

Linky (http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-04.html)

PAH
9th January 2012, 11:21
Very lucky girl. Hitting water from an 11 metre free fall after accelerating from the platform would probably be fatal if the surface hadn't been broken by the current.

If this type of incident was a bit less rare they would do well to inform the potential victims of how to get to the side of the river when trapped in a current, where normal swimming isn't going to be that effective especially with legs tied.

The method I've seen that seems most effective is to swing your arms to the side while doing a barrel roll so you're paddling sideways. This draws you to the side of the river and hopefully into an eddy where you can get onto the river bank.

Worth remembering if you're ever in a real life remake of Deliverance.

Arturo Bassick
9th January 2012, 11:34
I have done that actual jump. Loved it.
The bit about crocs in the water is a bit misleading. They are there, but they stay in the slower moving parts of the river. When we rafted it we were told we were safe from them if we fell out in the rapids and most of the pools but there were a couple of spots where it was not safe. We spotted 2 6-7 footers whilst rafting.

In the clip it seems to be the junction not the chord that gives way.

Glad it wasn't me. Wonder if she found out what colour adrenaline is.

wim121
9th January 2012, 15:26
:confused: please elaborate

She is taking her life in to her own hands going to Zimbabwe let alone doing a bungee jump, they are not renowned for their attitude towards health and saftey.
Exactly N.Lad. Also Africa is the most corrupt continent on Earth, well last time I checked.

Trusting an African with a frayed bungee cord is like trusting a person in our own country with a raincoat on, standing beside a van with "free candy" painted on it.

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=17496180







I couldn't help reading your post in the voice of comic book guy from the Simpsons :laugh

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn476/Cherries6109/comic-book-guy-comment-sc.jpg
:laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh








Just today?
Yea, I thought he was serious. Turned out, it just wasnt funny at all. Well maybe, if you dont have a sense of humour or ever heard any other jokes in your life.

Mich the Tester
9th January 2012, 17:12
Lucky girl. As an Australian she'll now be able to spend the rest of her life propping up the bar in the pub telling tales of 'when I wrestled a croc with both my feet tied together' while downing stubbies of Vic Bitter. Along with all the other Aussies who tell you the same tale.

OwlHoot
9th January 2012, 17:18
I have done that actual jump. Loved it.
The bit about crocs in the water is a bit misleading. They are there, but they stay in the slower moving parts of the river. ..

Dozy things - If I was a croc there I'd be waiting right under the bungee jump with my mouth open. :rolleyes:

PAH
9th January 2012, 17:24
Dozy things - If I was a croc there I'd be waiting right under the bungee jump with my mouth open. :rolleyes:


Maybe they're not into scat.

Plenty of people have found out the colour of adrenaline without the cord breaking. :laugh

northernladuk
9th January 2012, 17:26
Dozy things - If I was a croc there I'd be waiting right under the bungee jump with my mouth open. :rolleyes:

That is the dozy croc, the intelligent one would be sitting slightly off to one side so as not to get crushed by falling tourists.....

KimberleyChris
9th January 2012, 17:39
I heard something worse on Radio 2 a few weeks back. There is a bungee jump in (I think) New Zealand, where they have a 'special treatment' for cocky or arrogant jumpers.

They wait until you have decided to go, and just reached the point of no return, then a man standing at the side of you produces a spare length of bungee with a big clip on the end and shouts "WHOA...NOT YET!!!" just as you fall off the platform.

B****rds!!