Pentecost Island Vanuatu 1992
Pentecost Island had a yearly ritual where the men jump from a tower with vines attached to their legs.

"The N'gol ceremony began centuries ago when a beaten woman ran away from her husband, Tamale. He found her hiding in a tall tree and called to her that if she came down he might beat her - but only a little. However if he had to get her she would be sorry. She refused. He climbed the tree and as he made his final grab, she leaped. In anguish at her death (or anger that he had missed her) Tamale jumped after her, not realising his wife had tied liana vines around her ankles and survived the fall."

Web page that describes the ceremony: Pentecost Island

Wiki: Land Diving
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