World Jump Day is both fun and makes you think about the global issue of climate change. How are jumps and global warming connected, you ask? Apparently, if millions of people jump at the same time, will help shift the planet’s orbit and solve the problem of climate change. Of course, there is no scientific basis for this theory, but World Jump Day is a great time to think about global warming and take some action to protect the environment.
The holiday was founded by German artist Torsten Lauschmann, who spoke about his idea on his personal website and offered to celebrate the event for the first time in 2006. Even then, more than 600 million users joined the action. As conceived by the artist, jumping is an art installation drawing people’s attention to the problem of global warming. Of course, the holiday is celebrated in a comic form; nevertheless, through a joke, Lauschmann made millions of people think about climate change and make efforts to solve it. On the other hand, jumping is fun and rewarding, so why not spend the day with your friends on trampolines?
- The holiday is celebrated annually not just on July 20, but at a specific time – 11:39:13 GMT. It is at this time that millions of people living in the Western Hemisphere should jump.
- The idea that collective jumps will shift the earth’s orbit and stop global warming has no scientific basis. However, some scientists believe that if 600 million people jump at the same time, this could move the Earth and the distance between it and the Sun will increase.
- According to environmentalists, by 2040 there will be no ice left in the Arctic, which will cause serious damage to the environment. The number of deaths from heatstroke will increase every year.
How to take part
Celebrate the holiday with any jumps – into the pool or on trampolines. It is not just fun; it is also useful. Just 30 jumps a day improves one’s physical and emotional health. Since the holiday is related to the problem of global warming, carefully study the topic and think about what you can do to help solve it.
When is World Jump Day celebrated in 2023?
World Jump Day is observed on July 20 each year.