Dipping a biscuit in a cup of tea isn’t always a cup of tea — at least not for Simon Berry. Suspended from a towering crane in Berkshire, UK, the 24-year-old British daredevil dove 240 feet 10 inches (73.41 meters) before dunking a McVitie’s Hobnob into a mug of tea.
Berry’s odd snacking stunt broke the obscure Guinness World Record for highest bungee dunk.
The previous record for highest bungee dunk was held by American Ron Jones. In 2003, the seasoned jumper dipped a donut into a cup of coffee from a height of 198 feet 8 inches.
Jones owns and operates Bungee America which has hosted nearly 200,000 jumps at the Bridge to Nowhere in Angeles National Forest. While having his dunk record supplanted has to sting, Jones’ company still holds four other notable marks…
- Longest bungee jump: 6000-foot dive from a helicopter on Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
- Car bungee jumps on six different occasions for MTV’s Road Rules.
- Only bungee jumper to dive 225 feet and grab an object off the ground as seen on That’s Incredible.
- First bungee jumper to drop feet first then instantaneously disconnect on reaching the ground.