Vanuatu Land Diving Is For Extreme Natives Only

    May 29, 2012 at 4:30 am

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    In this clip, a series of Vanuatu natives show off a traditional sporting ceremony. Wearing loose skirts to accommodate their watermelon-sized brass balls, each native climbs to the top of a stories-high platform. Then, they leap off. Right before hitting the ground, their momentum is halted by a primitive bungie-jumping cord also known as “a rope.” The rope snaps their body taught just in time to pitch face-first into the dirt. We imagine that this practice somehow slows the rampant flow of testosterone pumping through these guys’ veins.

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