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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Caught on Camera: Woman Survives Plunge Into Croc-Infested River After Bungee Cord Snaps

(By Madeleine Morgenstern, The Blaze) - A 22-year-old Australian woman said it’s a “miracle” she survived after her bungee cord snapped in two, plunging her into a crocodile-infested river while on vacation in Africa.

Erin Langworthy was bungee jumping over the Zambezi River on New Year’s Eve when her cord broke 25 meters — or about 80 feet — above the water. According to Australia’s Channel 9 News, the total bungee drop is about 360 feet. The river divides Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“It went black straight away and I felt like I had been slapped all over,” Langworthy told the station. She hit the water and tried to swim with her legs still tied together, but stopped when her bungee cord got snagged on rocks.


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