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Bouncing is fun, but it can also be good for you (Making it even more fun)! Space Walk shares some interesting information that will really jump out at you!

Fun Facts

Space Walk was founded by John Scurlock and his wife, Frances. John Scurlock invented the first bounce house and the first safety air cushion, which is still used by fire departments today! Space Walk inflatables are rented for over 35,000 events each year.

The world’s tallest inflatable water slides are taller than 4 stories high.

Commercial grade bounce houses last longer than 15 years or 4,000,000 bounces. This means that at 33 bounces per minute, with 5 people bouncing over a 4 hour period per rental, a single bounce house lasts longer than 100 rentals!

The world’s largest, in-ground trampoline system is inside a 176-year-old slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. The system spans 10,000 square feet of nets.

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According to the Guinness World Records, the longest bounce house jumping marathon lasted 37 hours and 14 seconds. The marathon was completed by a team of eight bouncers.

The Guinness World Record holder for highest indoor jump is Javier Sotomayor of Cuba. Breaking the previous record on March 4, 1989, Sotomayor jumped 7 feet, 11.66 inches high!

The Science of Jumping

Newton’s First Law of motion is often called “The Law of Inertia.” It states that an object in motion will stay in motion unless it comes into contact with an outside force, like gravity! Without gravity, jumpers would continue to rise and float off into space. Gravity brings jumpers back down to earth (so they can jump again)! Every time you jump, you experience gravity. In fact, you’re experiencing gravity while you sit, sleep, and stand too. Gravity is always acting upon you, but you don’t even feel it! The rate of gravity is 9.8 m/s2.

The Body & Jumping

When you jump, you actively use 14 muscles throughout your body. These muscles work together to complete three motions: hip extension, knee extension, and ankle plantarflexion. This basically means that you have to bend at your hip, knee, and ankle to get a good jump!

Exercise Can Be Fun!

When you’re jumping, you’re exercising, but it doesn’t feel like it because you’re having fun. According to NASA, ten minutes of jumping is a better cardiovascular workout than 30 minutes of running. Physical activity is good for more than just maintaining a healthy weight. Exercise strengthens your heart, prevents blocked arteries, strengthens your lungs, reduces blood sugar levels, strengthens bones, can help prevent cancer, regulates blood pressure, improves your energy levels, and enhances emotional well-being.

Jumping, specifically, does a lot of good for your body. It can strengthen your muscles; develop your motor skills, balance, and coordination; increase your lung capacity (how long you can hold your breath!); improves the amount of oxygen in your tissue; minimizes your chance for catching a cold, developing allergies, or experiencing digestive problems; lowers blood pressure; stimulates your metabolism; and, most of all, it makes you happy!

Sources:
Space Walk Sales Team
boise.bouncinbins.com
einflatables.com
thrillist.com
guinnessworldrecords.com
livestrong.com
physicsclassroom.com
science.howstuffworks.com
jumpingfitnessbritain.com

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