Bed Jumping: The New Craze That's Sweeping the World!

Strange But True

There's a new craze taking the Internet by storm, and now it is being taken into the outside world, thanks to a few hotels who have realised the potential, and I hasten to add, the silliness of it. Bed Jumping!

Yeah, I know what you are going to say. A few celebrities are getting quite good at this. But no, it is not that sort of bed jumping. This is literally jumping on the bed for fun! The point is, the art of jumping into a position and trying to get the best picture taken.

Carefully positioning the camera, and then setting up the timer, you take a running jump up onto the bed, and without breaking anything, including your neck, the aim is to capture the best picture for posterity. Trying to defy gravity, you try, and I mean try, to get horizontal, or upside down, back flip or just look plain stupid. Some of the positions just seem totally impossible, and I am sure most are done with quite an amount of alcohol involved!

The first people to come up with this bizarre idea was the web site, Hotelsbycity.com, on it's Bed Jump Blog. And just like anything strange and somewhat dangerous it took of like a rocket. And did you know that the web site Flickr has over 17,000 pictures of this strange new sport! No? neither did I.

In May of this year the InterContinental Hotel chain decided that it was a good money earner and jumped at the chance to stage the event at their Hotel. They started with a memorable promotion, this included the world's biggest bed jump. Over 20,000 people world wide joined in, at different locations around the world. Shanghai, Paris London and New york. They had four of the worlds biggest beds shipped in for the event.

There have been many different types of Craze over the years, from taking photo's of yourself in different locations,to dancing or standing on your head. I remember a few years ago, the craze was to take a garden gnome abroad with you, and take photo's of it near famous buildings and landmarks!.

I think what is so bizarre about this, is the fact that manufacturers have jumped, if you will excuse the expression, on the potential of this new craze and they are selling different types of beds and trampolines especially made to take all this weight, on the Internet. I came across one site called Alibaba.com, (which sounds like it should be selling magic carpets not trampolines,) .This website sells a round trampoline jumping bed, Children's jumping bed trampolines, bouncy castles and jumping bed bouncer! Nothing like jumping on the bandwagon, is there? oops sorry, Bed.

If you want to spend your holidays doing this crazy craze, er, thing, why don't you book yourself into a hotel courtesy of Hotelsbycity.com, which cater for energetic young things, and not so young!, and let off some steam by trying your hardest to look stupid, cool or just scared to death, just so you can tell your children and grandchildren just how great you were. I am sure the hotel insurance will cover you for injuries! No I didn't think so either! Still, I am sure there is plenty of room in the downstairs car park for plenty of paramedics to park if there is an emergency. So off you go, and have fun!!

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CiscoPixie 6 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

Haha that is a great hub! :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Thanks Ciscopixie, I just thought it was mad but funny! I have been doing that since I was a kid, don't do it now though, well...., maybe I will try it! cheers Nell


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Cleanclover 6 years ago from Piece of land!

Have you tried bungee jumping? It is more thrilling than bed jumping. This stuff is for kids. Nice hub and information though. I used to have pillow fights with my siblings when i was young. :-). Thanks nell


Keira7 6 years ago

Lol. Very funny. I like your sens of humour in your writing. Brilliant work. Thanks for the great hub and the great fun.:) See you soon my good friend.:)


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

What a good laugh I had. Thank you.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Cleanclover, no I haven'nt tried bungee jumping, I would be too scared! and hi Keira, I am glad it made you laugh, maybe you could try it? I might give it a go! Hi, Hello, yes men are funny creatures are'nt they? I know that women do it to but it had to be a man who came up with the idea! cheers Nell


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fishtiger58 6 years ago from Momence, Illinois

Very funny stuff, weird how they come up with the craziest stuff. Who would have thought something we did as kids would become a craze.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Fishtiger, yes it is strange, perhaps we are regressing backwards towards childhood! The next thing will be who can do the best back flips over a sofa! thanks again. Nell


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ehern33 6 years ago

This is a first for me, never even heard of this till now. I think all (most) kids have been doing this for ages. Thanks for bringing this up.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, ehern, yeah the things people think of to do these days! I think people do things to get on the internet and then it just gets bigger and bigger. thanks again Nell


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Carol the Writer 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Funny pictures! I guess that's safer than jumping between cars or trains. Can't be that great for the bed or people in a hotel room below. Thanks for sharing. - Carol


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Carol yes I would probably bounce once, and then crash into something and break it, or my neck. one of the two! thanks again. Nell


sytor 6 years ago

with my weight I would break the bed, and no doubt my back! still great post thanks!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi,sytor, thanks for reading it. I don't think I would be much good at it, I don't think my legs are long enough for a good take off! thanks again. Nell


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Totally weird. I can't fathom why hotels would want people destroying mattresses, beds and heaven forbid, ceilings! The next time I book a room I will add to my room request, "top floor please and no bed jumpers in adjoining rooms".


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hiya Green Lotus, I know what you mean. mind you I find that if you stay in a students hotel, which I have done in the past, they tend to do this anyway!!! thanks again Nell


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sweetie2 6 years ago from Delhi

Is this true ? now this seems like fun but i need to know how many chance you get to take your picture. Suppose in first take the timing goes wrong and pic comes out useless?


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi Sweetie2, yes I know, I don't think I would like to be the one taking the photo, I think the person jumping would get very annoyed with me, as I would probably get it wrong all of the time!! Thank you so mmuch for stopping by. cheers Nell


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Nice hub- thanks.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Mickey thanks for stopping by, yeah it is a bit strange, but that's whats funny about it. Cheers Nell


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

This is how I test my mattress before buying. None of my friends want to come with me anymore when I shop. I jump on it and then do bouncy thingies and just have fun. I am the only one who has fun doing this...and now I see that there are others such as me. I am never alone! hehehe


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ghost Whisper, I do too! I do get some strange looks! I think everyone does it at some time, but now they have gone legitmate! thanks again, Nell


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Maranda Writes 6 years ago

This was TOO funny.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Maranda, thanks, I know some people do the funniest things! cheers Nell


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Haha.. what a concept!!!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, carolina muscle, yeah it's crazy! But I am sure we all did it as kids! cheers nell


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

I would never have thought about writing about this. Great hub and interesting.

Thanks,

Linda


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Ictodd, thanks for your comment, I just suddenly saw it one day, and thought it was so silly, I just had to write about it! thanks again. nell


ralwus 6 years ago

I'm too old fer that shit. Hello Little Nell. Just apssing through. xox


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hiya, ralwus, how ya doing? hope you are okay? And you are not to old for that shit! all you gotta do, is open the bedroom door, take a flying leap and jump on the bed! make sure your wife is not in the way though!!! or else she will think her luck is in!! ha ha thanks for stopping by. cheers nell X


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

Tried it....farted....stopped it! It was like...BOING....BLAAAAT! Oh..yeah...cool hub! :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi Tom, ha ha ha, Oh you do make me laugh! Now I have a picture in my head.... ha ha cheers nell


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Hey that's a cool picture. I would try it but I just know Id land in the floor, or be so slow Id look like I was being arrested, standing with my hands up by the bed!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Pollyannalana, ha ha I know what you mean! I tried it once, not intentionally though! I tripped and fell on the bed, then bounced off again!! ouch! thanks again nell


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Nell, I have not heard of this yet. I wouldn't put it pass them. lol


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Granny, this is so typical male! men can be so childish, but then again, I might go and have a go myself! lol thanks nell


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

My goodness. As a child I did something similar. My grandma had a very springy bed and my friend and I would race hope from school and practise all sorts of trampolining activities on it! One day we broke the bed's leg - boy were we in trouble! Interesting hub - thank you.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, acaetnna, I remember doing it too! and the sofa was a great springboard! lol it seems strange to think that now it is a new thing! No way! ha ha thanks again nell


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Nell, you are so funny!. Where you come up with this stuff!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Tina, well you know me, gotta find the silly things! lol thanks again nell

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