Fun Fact: The first modern trampoline was built by American diving and tumbling champion George Nissen in 1936. Its name came from the Spanish 'trampolín', meaning a diving board. Nissen had heard the word on a demonstration tour in Mexico in the late 1930s and decided to use an anglicized form as the trademark for the apparatus.
The most famous trampoline in song lyrics can be found in Paul Simon's "Graceland
," where he sings: "There's a girl in New York City who calls herself the human trampoline."