Here's video from Top Gear showing the Stig making a 300 foot bungee jump while strapped inside a F1 car. It's exhilarating and completely nuts but must have been so ridiculously fun to do. Sometimes, just bungee jumping or just driving an F1 car isn't enough. You gotta do both at the same time.
Bungee jumping seems like a much safer alternative when you're comparing it to the ancient tradition of land diving (or nagol). National Geographic shows how villagers in the South Pacific jump off a rickety 100 foot tower toward the ground with only vines attached to their ankles. Crazy.
...and try not to pass out. Because I almost passed out watching the muscles being stretched and imagining the pain. Extreme bungee jumping, they call it. WARNING: this video is not for squeamish people (like me.) And yes, it was recorded in Russia.
This video goes against every moral impulse a person has but oh my god it's so good. A paraplegic woman wanted to go bungee jumping, so with the help of a group of people tossing her off the bridge and a bungee cord attached to her wheelchair, she went bungee jumping.
Bungee jumping is already the scariest thing in the world, so how does one make it EVEN SCARIER? By going the homemade, DIY-route. These guys just tied a few knots, used a few carabiners and then just jumped off a freaking bridge. That's it. Watch it, you'll be stunned at how flimsy the entire set up looks.
This video shows 22-year-old Australian tourist Erin Langworthy bungee jumping from the Victoria falls bridge, 364 feet (111 meters) over the Zambesi River. Just a normal tourist video until the cord breaks and she falls into the crocodile-infested waters.
Being a bird? That's not so crazy. But free falling with nothing but an elastic tether? Yeah, that's pretty cuckoo.
Rope jumping makes bungee jumping look completely sane and kinda cute. There's no flex: The whole "not dying" part is determined entirely by where you anchor the rope—and where you jump.