Living in the 24th floor of an apartment building may not sound too uncommon but if its a structure without an elevator? Then we’re definitely talking about something truly extraordinary here.
Yes, there is such a building out there today and it has recently gained viral attention via social media. As it appears, a 24-floor building located in the municipality of Chongqing in southwest China indeed doesn’t have any elevator at all.
Netizens couldn’t help but imagine what it’s like for residents to live in this building.
In a post by China Global TV Network, we learn that a recent video clip “showing residential buildings without elevators in southwest China has received hundreds of thousands of views online.”
The neighboorhood went trending on social media across the country and many netizens wondered how the residents survived just by using stairs, with some of them imagining what they would feel like if they were in the same scenario.
Sheshouzuo, a Weibo user, wrote:
“I will be weak and limp by halfway.”
Jiajianchengchu likewise commented:
“What if I got lost in the puzzling stairs?”
There are also those who got excited about the idea and wanted to take the challenge.
As one user named Maxiaoduoduo said:
“Wow! I want to give climbing it a shot.”
The CGTN report further tells us that the neighborhood is merely an “illustration of how marvelous the city’s buildings can be”.
As many have noticed, the buildings are linked by skywalks and passageways.
The 10th floor of this building, for example, has an exit that allows easy access to the street.
In an interview with Chongqing Morning news, Hu Xiangui, a local resident, said that the buildings were “built in the 1990s”. It was only around 1997 when elevators were extensively introduced in the country.
Meanwhile, this apartment building even has a train running through it.
And this one has a road on its roof!
Mrs. Cai, a woman who has lived in the building for 8 years, shared:
“At first I was so tired that my leg shook a lot when I was climbing the stairs. But I found it was okay after I got used to it.”
The neighborhood is so popular that it gets featured “in 5 to 6 movies every year,” added Mr. Cai. One of which was the 2016 blockbuster “Chongqing Hot Pot” which grossed $58.4 million across the world.
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Cheetah in Missouri Gives Birth to Record Number of Cubs
Definitely great news, since cheetahs are in danger of extinction.
Cheetahs usually give birth to three to four cubs per litter, so when Bingwa, a cheetah living in St. Louis Zoo in Missouri, gave birth to eight cubs, it became a cause for celebration. The 4-year old Bingwa, which means "champion" in Swahili, reared her own cubs at the zoo.
This is the first time a cheetah gave birth to this many cubs, according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which have documented more than 430 litters.
Bingwa is already the perfect mom to her cubs, three boys and five girls, the zoo said.
“She has quickly become adept at caring for her very large litter of cubs — grooming, nursing and caring for them attentively,” said Steve Bircher, the zoo’s curator of mammals/carnivores.
31 Awe-Inspiring Tattoo Designs For Winter
Winter is coming or not, you gotta check them out!
Although tattoos have been around for as long as humanity can remember, there's no denying that there is still some sort of stigma about it. Despite that, the truth is, it's simply a form of art. And if you're getting one (or more), you should carefully think about the design that matches your personality.
To show you that tattoo is truly all about art, we here at Elite Readers compiled a list of designs inspired by winter. They somehow remind us of the beauty of nature, in some ways. And they are something you want to last forever!
Check out the list of winter tattoo designs below and you might just get an idea the moment you decide to get yourself a winter-themed skin art.
Hammerhead Shark Struggles Then D**s On The Street After Residents Played With It
This is truly heartbreaking and appalling.
Hammerhead sharks are fascinating creatures because of the unique shape of their heads. It is also listed as a protected species, so when you see one being abused by people, it's easy to feel furious and appalled.
Netizens were enraged after a video of a hammerhead shark brought to land and obviously struggling without water made the rounds on social media. The sickening incident happened in Currimao, Ilocos Norte in the Philippines, a Provincial Fisheries Regulatory Officer has confirmed.