Geoff Tabin climbs some mountains and performs thousands of cataracts surgeries in Nepal and Africa.
Life isn't dangerous enough, so Geoff Tabin invents bungee jumping.
30 Seconds on Cataracts
We give Geoff Tabin 30 seconds to talk about cataracts and he tells us about peanut M&Ms.
The Invention of Bungee Jumping
We ask Geoff Tabin 7 questions about the invention of bungee jumping and he says people think he's "an idiot."
About Geoff Tabin
Geoff Tabin is a Professor of Ophthamology and Visual Sciences and Director of International Ophthamology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah. He is also the Co-Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project. While not curing blindness, Geoff climbs mountains around the world, including the highest points in each of the seven continents. And with his buddies at the Oxford Dangerous Sport Club (you read that right), he invented bungee jumping (you read that right, too).
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