Youngest bungee jumper, jumped from Milad Tower
At the age of 12 years, 9 months and 15 days, Nikan Zareian, as the youngest bungee jumper in Iran, jumped 280 meters from the GMAX bungee located in Tehran's Milad Tower (the world's tallest bungee jumping) and set this record. Bungee jumping, sport in which the jumper falls from a high place with a rubber (“bungee”) cord attached both to his or her feet and to the jump site, and, after a period of headfirst free fall, is bounced partway back when the cord rebounds from its maximum stretch. It traces its roots to the “land diving” practiced on Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, in which divers jump off a high tower, their feet connected to it by a vine whose length is calculated to allow the jumper to fall until his hair just brushes the ground below. The Oxford Dangerous Sports Club, inspired by reports of the Pentecost Island divers, made the first Western bungee jumps, and bungee jumping was first offered commercially to the public in New Zealand in 1988.