OK, so that’s not how the saying goes. However, it is a bit nicer than the cat version, and the cat version doesn’t give me a cute introduction to this video. Plus the whole idea of “there’s more than one way to dunk a cookie” is necessary for this Guinness World Record-breaking video even to exist. But I digress.
Simon Berry, 24, decided that his calling in life was to perform the highest bungee jump in the world that ends with perfectly dunking a chocolate hobnob biscuit (or cookie to us Yanks) into a mug of tea at the full extension of the jump.
Spoiler alert: he did it. He jumped 240 feet 10 inches to break the previous record of 198 feet 8 inches, according to the Guinness World Record’s website. The difference is he does it with the grace and aplomb (and perhaps even a raised pinky) that is required when dipping cookies, donuts, biscotti and more into hot beverages. In fact, he spilled less hot beverage than I do when I sit still and try to dunk something.
It really is an impressive watch, and it’s probably the most British way to thrill seek that I’ve ever seen.