If you’ve got fear of heights, it would probably be for your own good to stay away from this place.
This slide, located in Los Angeles, California in the United States is obviously not for the faint of heart. Besides, this one is fixed 1,000 feet above the ground and it’s found just outside of a skyscraper.
Yes, you read that right – outside a skyscraper.
What makes the Skyslide much scarier is the fact that the slide is actually made out of a 1-inch-thick glass. That means you’ll see everything below you as you move quickly from top to bottom. Of course, you should take comfort in the fact that the glass is pretty sturdy since it’s been designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and even earthquakes.
Located at the US Bank Tower, the Skyscraper Slide is a 1,000-foot above the ground attraction in Los Angeles.
Still, sliding down a 45-foot downward slope from the US Bank Tower’s 70th floor to the 69th sounds like a terrifying idea. It’s still something I would hesitate to try even if you’d pay me for it.
Speaking of which, tickets are priced at $25 each.
In the clip below, you will see Associated Press reporter Amanda Lee Myers, along with a few others, give the Skyscraper Slide a try.
Watch this video and see for yourself:
Judging by the YouTube comments though, it looks like netizens are unimpressed with the attraction.
“I expected this to be way longer! It’s just a short ride and only lasts a few seconds, I wouldn’t pay that much for it!”
Tim Suetens added:
“1,000 foot? That slide was MAYBE 50 foot long… And takes three seconds. What a ripoff.”
Meanwhile, rumba7 commented:
“Now if the slide went down the whole 1000 feet, then you would have something!”
I just admire how brave these people are. I really wouldn’t want to come anywhere close to that thing!
Would you dare take on the Skyscraper Slide? Tell us in the comment section!
Fil-Am Guy Took His Wife And Two Kids On A Never-Ending Vacation Around the World
They’re checking destinations off their travel bucket list as they go…
Wouldn't it be great to be able to afford a permanent vacation to travel around the world? Especially if you have a couple of million dollars lying around.
A tech entrepreneur did just that. He and a couple of colleagues developed an app that they sold to Snapchat for a whole lot of money. Now he and his family are enjoying themselves by going around the world in a lifestyle one can only envy.
Living their dream.
Baguio City’s Solar-Powered Tricycle Is A Great Solution To Air Pollution
These public transportation vehicles are pretty sick!
If you’ve ever been in the Philippines, you know Baguio City is always a must-see destination. The city is known as the country’s “Summer Capital” for its majestic pine trees, yummy strawberries, and, of course, its cool climate.
Sadly, however, residents and officials in Baguio are expressing concerns about air pollution. The problem, attributed to the city’s rapid-growing population, is getting worse by the moment.
Now the good news here, of course, is that steps are being taken to address this serious environmental problem.
Harvard Library Houses The Rarest Colors of the World
From pigments created from mummy wrappings to a shade of yellow that can only be acquired from the urine of cows fed exclusively with mango leaves, the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies has it all.
The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard Art Museums is not just your average museum - it houses some of the rarest and weirdest pigments ever created. From pigments created from mummy wrappings to a shade of yellow that can only be acquired from the urine of cows fed exclusively with mango leaves, the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies has it all.
The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies of the Harvard Art Museums houses some of the rarest and weirdest pigments in the world
Established during the turn of the 20th century by former Fogg Art Museum Director Edward Forbes, the pigment collection served as his means to understand how paintings were made. Ultimately his passion led him to travel across the globe and collect samples of different colors in order to preserve and authenticate artworks and paintings. His travels brought him to exotic places like Pompeii and Afghanistan to sophisticated countries like Japan, all with the purpose of collecting samples such as the highly valuable lapis lazuli and the completely bizarre mummy brown, which was extracted from the wrappings of ancient Egyptian mummies.
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