# Blob Jump: The Official Guinness World Record

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in
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It"s the highest blob jumped measured in at 17 metres--anyone know the conversion on that?
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Male 48
17 meters is about 55,8 feet. Pretty high up!
Female 109
I bet you that drating hurt. I did this recently; I weigh 108 and found a 250+ pound kid to launch me. I hit the water on my back... shifter two vertabrae to the left :[
It suuuucks and I`ll never do it again. I made the record at camp and that`s all I need :x
Male 1,421
17 meters is about 17 yards (19 to be more accurate, 1 Yard = 0.9144m). It`s good to see that the last of the stupid-unit countries is trying to catch on (well, Nigeria is still left..). 1000mm = 1m, 1000m = 1km sounds a lot easier than 12" = 1` 3` = yard, and freaking 1796 yards is a mile... Would`ve thought that USA wuold`ve be the forerunner in this back in the freaking last century, but no, it`s more "A perfect inch, a perfect pint, The Anglo`s honest pound" like metric system was somer sort of evil curse.
Male 25,417
That looks like fun.
Female 934
@diylobotomy,

Stick a fork in Ryan, he`s Dunn.
Male 15,187
I bet a toddler would have gone higher.
Male 6,694
Me next !
Male 1,832
How long until someone dies on one of those?

Also, the "paintball farm" sign reminded me of Ryan Dunn :(
Male 14,331
The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that`s the way I likes it.
Male 41
17 M = 55.7742782 Feet
Male 3,327
LOL at Samsquanch!

(To get the conversion, use Google
Male 3,477
@terracottus~Inferior? You`re just lazy at algebra.
Male 792
17 metres=1700cm
17 metres=0.017km
Male 280
No, we don`t convert into inferior meassurment systems.
Male 505
On a lighter note, the blob jumps are awesome, but that`s gotta sting if you get the landing wrong.
Male 505
WickedSteak, we appear to be stuck with the same in the UK for loads of measurements, we managed to change currency to decimal on one day but have never fully made the change on weight, length, and speed. We call it imperial but loads of idiots seem to be clinging onto some past glory and think it is unBritish to change <groan>. Went to Africa and a friend said something in yards, they laughed at him for being backwards - quite right too.
Male 488
This needs to be an iphone app in the style of the "learn to fly" games. Increase weight of launching jumpers, increase skills in the air of the launched person etc etc. I`d pay 59p for it.
Male 5,413
So POINTLESS!
Male 4,902
The future of American Space travel
Male 1,685
oh. my. god.
awesome.
Male 321
And I agree with the US needing to just go to the metric system. It would make life a little simpler. I also hate how it`s referred to as the "standard" system since we`re the only ones who use it. Stuuuupid
Male 321
@nnoamfer They said 55 feet, not 55 meters. It`s hella the same.
Male 15,510
Yeah
Male 1,216
17 meters... Not 55, that is hella high.
Male 1,216
Swiss, love that place!
Male 260
Why is a German Paintball field doing this?
Male 11,739
I want to do this!!!!
Male 3,894
@teq78 et al. - We are learning it. I don`t use anything BUT metric when I`m doing science (of any variety).
Female 6,381
17M X 3.28 ft/M = 55.76 ft.

I wish people would stick with metric. I do scale models and I often get client maps and plans with things like contours or property boundaries labelled with numbers but nowhere telling me if it`s metric or footric.
Male 218
ITS INEVITABLE AMERICA, LEARN IT!!!
Male 2,229
that`s awesome
Male 1,523
So many camera angles
Male 246
poo 55, almost 56 feet...that`s drated up man...but totally awesome and fun as drat
Male 75
USA, it should be time for you to switch to the more logical metric system...
Male 1,693
I could see this being crazy dangerous to continuously try to beat this record...you`re essentially trying to fall into water from higher and higher heights until you go SPLAT.
Male 226
@ Tubby
I think you mean 55` 9 37/128"
I can`t understand any number given in inches that is not expressed as a fraction where the denominator is a power of 2.
Male 1,085
....bring that over to Atlantic City!!!!!!
Female 75
I.Must.Try.That.
Male 223
I feel like I would go even higher should I get three guys to jump on the other end... it wouldn`t be pretty though. I`m not exactly a big guy
Male 292
that helmet view was the best part. and the cute girl doing stenciling
Male 483
Conversion: drating high
Male 1,440
17 m = 55.7742 `
OR 55 ` and 9.29"

Calculator here
Male 5,314
that seems like a pretty easy record to break
Male 1,586