This terrifying glass walkway in China cracks as you step on it

October 16, 2017 by  
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Would you trek across this “cracking” glass walkway? In China ‘s Taihang Mountains there’s a frosty glass walkway that gives visitors a heart-stopping experience. The skywalk is approximately 873-feet-long and it’s located 3871 feet off the ground. Somewhere in the middle, however, there is a high-tech panel that simulates the effect of breaking glass. It’s so realistic that it has caused more than one person to nearly lose themselves in fright. The floor of the skywalk is all glass, but it alternates between clear and frosted panels. Because of this, it is impossible to know which panel will simulate the near-death experience — and possibly spawn a heart attack in the process. As the video above reveals, even the bravest of the brave will likely find themselves crawling the remaining portion of the glass walkway . The “fake” cracking glass panel is actually a high-tech display with pressure sensors. The moment an unsuspecting tourist steps on it, it begins to crack — giving them the sense they are about to drop to their death. There are even matching sound effects to complete the experience. Related: Spiraling treetop walkway gives visitors a bird’s eye view of a Danish forest There has been quite an uproar about the cracking glass skywalk. As a result, the local government issued an apology. A promotion video was also created to inform trekkers about the “fake” danger. Because the skywalk is checked daily for actual cracking glass, the likelihood of a panel breaking is said to be small. Via SlashGear Images via YouTube

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Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Creates a Death-Defying Way to Experience Nature

November 12, 2014 by  
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Hadid, Hall, Gehry and Tschumi Campaign Against Demolition of Modernist Masterpiece in Vienna

November 12, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Hadid, Hall, Gehry and Tschumi Campaign Against Demolition of Modernist Masterpiece in Vienna Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Austrian architects , Campaign , demolition , famous architects , Helmut Richter , Kinkplatz school , modernist architects , petition , preservation , Vienna school

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Canada’s Glacier Skywalk Boasts Stunning Views and a Near-Zero Footprint

May 7, 2014 by  
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Florida Fishermen Stumble Across a Horror from the Deep – the Rare Goblin Shark

May 7, 2014 by  
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A fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico got more than he bargained for when hauling in a shrimp net last month: a shark so rare that only a few have ever been spotted and a face so hideous only a mother could love it. The goblin shark, sometimes called a living fossil because it is the last surviving species of the Mitsukurinidae family, lives deep under water and has a long, ultra-sensitive snout hiding a mouth full of knife-like teeth. No one has seen one for at least 10 years, so it’s no wonder that when the fishermen discovered the prehistoric-looking beast in their net, they scratched their heads, snapped a picture and then threw the thing back into the deep. Read the rest of Florida Fishermen Stumble Across a Horror from the Deep – the Rare Goblin Shark Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Goblin shark , goblin shark Carl Moore , goblin shark caught , goblin shark caught alive , goblin shark caught by fishermen , goblin shark Gulf of Mexico , goblin shark living fossil , goblin shark located , gulf of mexico fishing , Gulf of Mexico shrimp , living fossils , Mitsukurinidae family , rare animals , rare shark , unusual sea animals , unusual sea creatures

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