The 1600-mile long Zambezi is the longest river in Africa to flow to the Indian Ocean. It meanders through 4 countries, plunges over the mighty Victoria Falls, and powers 2 hydro-electric plants. An Australian woman got more of a close-up of it than she bargained for when her bungee cord broke after she dove off the 420-foot high Victoria Falls Bridge in Zimbabwe. Click on the video below, but please hold onto something first. And think twice before strapping a thick piece of elastic to your ankle.
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Watch her survive a 420-foot bungee mishap into croc-infested waters
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