Have You Seen This? World's highest bungee jump cookie dunk

Posted November 21, 2016

BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom — As the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to dunk a cookie.

OK, so that’s not how the saying goes. However, it is a bit nicer than the cat version, and the cat version doesn’t give me a cute introduction to this video. Plus the whole idea of “there’s more than one way to dunk a cookie” is necessary for this Guinness World Record-breaking video even to exist. But I digress.

Simon Berry, 24, decided that his calling in life was to perform the highest bungee jump in the world that ends with perfectly dunking a chocolate hobnob biscuit (or cookie to us Yanks) into a mug of tea at the full extension of the jump.

Spoiler alert: he did it. He jumped 240 feet 10 inches to break the previous record of 198 feet 8 inches, according to the Guinness World Record’s website. The difference is he does it with the grace and aplomb (and perhaps even a raised pinky) that is required when dipping cookies, donuts, biscotti and more into hot beverages. In fact, he spilled less hot beverage than I do when I sit still and try to dunk something.

It really is an impressive watch, and it’s probably the most British way to thrill seek that I’ve ever seen.

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.


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