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Bungee jumping is pretty well-known, but did you know it originated from a ritual called "land diving" in Vanuatu's Pentecost Island? In this tribal ceremony, boys and men dive headfirst off a huge wooden tower, then vines strapped to their legs stop them just barely before they hit the ground. The amazing yet dangerous ceremony is a rite of passage, and locals believe it ensures a plentiful yam harvest.

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