The greater-than-g acceleration of a bungee jumper
. The Physics Teacher, 34(6), 368-373.
BIG DIPPER Bungee jumper
Simon Berry completes his super biscuit dunk in Berkshire and gets certificate, right, to mark achievement
The impact of seeing these animals in the wild is both exhilarating and humbling; emotions similar, I imagine, to those pumping through the veins of first-time bungee jumpers
| A bungee jumper
leaps off 216m above the Bloukrans River | A bungee jumper
leaps off 216m above the Bloukrans River
Melanie Wood is a former bungee jumper
, former sky-diver and former canyon swinger (no, I don't know, either, but she is directing The Nativity).
With 85 percent of government revenues still coming from oil exports, it cannot have been easy doing the sums with the price acting like a bungee jumper
. The $40-prediction from the oil companies is bound to send the planners back to their computers.
Then there are the jobs that tell us much about the unique nature of this culture--bug farmers who raise an insect called the cochineal which is used for dye, the volador who is sort of a primitive ritualistic bungee jumper
and, finally, the deity impersonator, that lucky fellow who impersonates the great Aztec lord and is then sacrificed on the high alter.
Perhaps a James Bond type jumping out of a plane, a lion tamer, a bungee jumper
, a stock-market investor and maybe even a gambler at the roulette table, right?
As the man says on that Foster's ad where the bungee jumper
gets his head snapped off by a hungry croc, "Crikey mate, that's gotta hurt!"
* Our thanks also to American Speech (Spring 2000), journal of the American Dialect Society, for these emerging terms: blabbermouthpiece -- n an indiscreet public relations spokesperson; bungee jumper
-- n (among medical workers) a patient who pulls out his or her catheter tube; fad surfing -- n corporate management practice closely following new fashions and trends in management styles as devised by consultants.
In this case, that expert turned out to be a Frontier agent who was an experienced bungee jumper
. He helped the company design the policy form and the underwriting criteria.
One advertisement showed a bungee jumper
, with the caption, "Why do Californians wait until the last minute to talk to God?" The funny thing is, Microsoft sued Billy Graham for copyright infringement and the case was tossed out.