Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bungee Jumping!

Indians in the South Pacific island of Pentecost used to have bungee jumping as a kind of a competition or rite which the males jumped from banyan trees tied to vines. Since this practice was shown in 1955 by a National Geographic documentary, bungee jumping has gained world wide popularity. The increased popularity of this sport has raised questions about safety and risk of jumping. The major bungee jumping injuries have been impact related. Minor injuries include contusions, pinched fingers , and cord burns to the body. Intraocular hemorrhages, peroneal nerve injuries, near hanging , and quadriplegia are more serious injuries that are being reported. Bungee Jumping injuries are divide in three major groups : head, trunk, and lower extremities injuries.(

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