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10 Amazing Extreme Sports Facts

1.Skateboarding was the first extreme sport invented in the United States.

2. Over 72% of BASE jumpers have witnessed a death or serious injury, and wingsuiting is one of the deadliest forms of BASE jumping.

3. Ashley Fiolek is a professional motocross racer, and she’s also deaf.
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4. Donald Cripps is the oldest BASE jumper in the world. When he was 84 years 37 days old, he jumped off the 267-meter (876 ft) New River Bridge in West Virginia, USA.

5. Limbo skating is a popular extreme sport in India. This sport involves roller skating underneath cars, which, not surprisingly, requires intense flexibility.

6. Rock climbing can positively impact mental health, depression, ADHD, and anxiety. This is due to feelings of accomplishment, being outdoors, living in the present, and practicing mindfulness.

7. In Australia, crocodile bungee jumping is popular. As the name implies, it involves bungee jumping over crocodile-infested waters.

8. Extreme ironing is an extreme sport in which people take their ironing boards to remote and dangerous locations to iron clothes.
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9. While surfing may seem like an modern extreme sport, it is actually a central part of ancient Polynesian culture that predates European contact.

10. Georgia "Tiny" Broadwick was the first female skydiver. At a petite 4'1", Broadwick was just 15 when, on June 21, 1913, she became the first woman to skydive over Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.

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