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What is a bungee cord?

Learn about the bungee cord and its various uses.

A bungee cord has many  uses. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]
©Jupiter Images, 2009
A bungee cord has many uses.

A bungee is an elasticized cord, typically with a hook at each end, used to bind a suitcase to a wheeled carrier.

Bungee Jumping

The modern-day craze of bungee jumping had its origins in 1979. Jumpers leap headfirst from bridges, cranes, and hot-air balloons, from 90 to 300 feet (27.4 to 91.4 meters) above the ground, with only a long nylon-cased rubber bungee cord to break their fall. Anchored around the ankles or to a body harness, the wrist-thin cord is long enough to allow a few seconds of free fall before it stretches, dampening the force of the plunge. The diver sometimes hurtles to within a few feet of the ground before rebounding skyward like a yo-yo.

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