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Not one in a million

posted 11 Nov 2013, 00:42 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 11 Nov 2013, 00:43 ]

In November 1988 a couple of men had a very bright idea about jumping off the Kawerau Bridge.  On that first day 28 people paid $75 to jump off the bridge.  The Dept of Conservation set up a person to liaise with the "crazy men"Since then things for AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch (and I agree with DoC they are crazy, if v rich, men) have made lots of money in many countries and more than a million jumps have been taken.  I didn't realise that AJ Hackett had 16 sites in 8 countries

AJ Hackett Bungy branded sites - numbers of jumps since opening
• Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown (43m, 1988) 650,000
• Skippers Canyon, Queenstown (72m, 1989) 150,000
• Cairns, Australia (50m, 1990)475,000
• Normandy, France (61m, 1990) 460,000
• Kuranda, Australia (38m, 1991)10,000
• Heli-bungy, Queenstown (300m, 1993-96) 5000
• United Kingdom (50m, 1993)10,000
• Las Vegas (52m, 1994)250,000
• Kissimmee, Florida (51m, 1994) 100,000
• Bali, Indonesia (47m, 1995)150,000
• The Ledge, Queenstown (47m, 1997) 140,000
• Acapulco, Mexico (50m, 1999)160,000 
• Nevis, Queenstown (134m, 1999) 275,000
• Auckland (40m, 2003) 140,000
• Macau (233m, 2006) 80,000

And I have no intention of ever being counted in these numbers!
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