Who Invented The Trampoline? And More Fun Facts

If bouncing on a trampoline and soaring through the air aren’t enough to bring a smile to your face and fill you with glee, then check out these interesting, wild facts about trampolines!

  • George Nissan, inventor of the trampoline, showed off his new invention in Central Park in 1965, where he jumped around on it with a kangaroo.
  • In 1977, Nissan and his son trampolined on a flat-topped pyramid in Egypt.
  • The world’s largest trampoline is located in Glasgow, Scotland, and is 63,000 square feet in size.
  • In 1986, six men from Cleveland State University set a record for the longest time ever spent jumping on a trampoline. The men jumped for 53 days straight to earn the accolade.
  • The record for most backflips on a trampoline in one minute is 49.
  • Professional trampolinists wear special footwear when they jump. The jump shoes or socks they wear protect their feet from rug burn.
  • Individual and synchronized trampoline routines are now Olympic events.
  • The highest trampoline bounce ever recorded was when a man launched himself 22 feet into the air while bouncing.
  • You can burn more calories in 10 minutes of trampoline jumping than you can in 30 minutes of jogging.
  • NASA has reportedly used trampolines to train future astronauts. Jumping on a trampoline helps them get used to the constant bouncing around the ship that happens in outer space due to zero gravity.

Now you can impress your friends by sharing all these fun facts about trampolines! One final fact: Flying Squirrel Trampoline Parks are the biggest trampoline fun parks in the world.
If you’re in the Cranberry area and looking for “trampoline park near me”, come check out Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park. Kids and adults alike are thrilled by our jumping space, foam pit, ninja course, and more!