The day bungee jumping was invented – level 2
Bungee jumping was invented by a group of students from the Oxford University. They performed the first jump on April 1, 1979. The jump took place on a bridge in Bristol, England.
The cord used in the jump was made of rubber. The students bought it from a local store. The cord was 30 meters long.
The jumpers were arrested immediately after the jump, but the police later released them.
In the following years, this extreme sport became popular all around the world.
Difficult words: cord (a thin rope), rubber (soft but strong elastic material).
What inspired the Oxford University students to invent bungee jumping?
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