A visit to the Pentecost Island in the nation of Vanuatu in April should include time to see the N’gol land jumpers. Dozens of men climb to the top of a rickety, hand-made-from-sticks tower one at a time, with vines tied to their ankles. They then jump 80-feet, head first, and try to touch the ground without killing themselves. The closer they get -- a head and shoulder touch is best-- the better the yam harvest will be for the year. Boys as young as 7-years-old take this jump, too. A group of Brits from Oxford took the first bungee jump in the late 1970s and the activity started to blossom in the late 1980s when it achieved commercial appeal in New Zealand.