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The Trampoline was created in 1930 by 16-year-old George Nissen.

The coming of trampoline has been traced back to 1930 when Nissen who was a gymnast and swimmer watched a group of trapezes perform in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He enjoyed the traveling circus performance but couldn’t stop thinking that the artists would’ve presented a more-fascinating performance if there’s a way for them to bounce more.  This thought lingered until he started working on what metamorphosed to become the trampoline. Records have it that the 16-year-old was assisted by his gymnastics coach (Larry Griswold) at the University of Iowa to create the device which people all over the world now bounce on for recreational and at times, competitive purposes.

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