Bungee cords, also known as bungee cords, were invented in the 1970s by David Kirke, a British inventor and thrill-seeker.
The concept of bungee cords dates back to ancient civilizations, where vines were used to create makeshift trampolines and other elastic devices. However, it wasn't until the 20th century that bungee cords were developed as we know them today.
In the 1970s, Kirke was inspired by a traditional Vanuatu ritual in which participants would jump from tall towers and platforms using vines to break their fall. He saw the potential for a modern version of this activity and set out to create a more reliable and safe elastic cord.
Kirke worked with a rubber company to develop a strong and elastic cord made of rubber. He also designed and patented a bungee jumping harness, which allowed people to safely jump from heights while being attached to the cord.
In 1979, Kirke opened the first bungee jumping company, called "Bungee Expedition," which offered bungee jumping services to thrill-seekers around the world. The company quickly gained popularity, and bungee jumping became a popular extreme sport.
Today, bungee cords are used in a variety of applications, including recreational activities, cargo securing, and military training. They are an essential tool for anyone seeking excitement and adventure.