Spanning 100 meters along the side of Tianmen Mountain is China is a glass walkway that even the bravest adventurers may think twice before crossing. Suspended in mind-numbing 4,600 feet in the air with a clear view of what you’re walking on (or what you’re not walking on, depends on how you see it), The Coiling Dragon is the latest of China’s blood-freezing tourist attractions.
This walkway in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan province has 99 turns around the side of the sheer cliff part of the mountain. There are safety rails where tourists can cling on to their dear life.
For the truly brave, the glass walkway is the perfect place to enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountain, as well as the perfect opportunity to take the best selfies ever.
Of course, the glass is as strong as the seemingly indestructible as the one in the longest glass bridge, which is also located in the park.
So just how strong is the glass on these Chinese structures? Well, the park authorities actually cracked the glass and then DROVE A CAR FULL OF PEOPLE OVER IT.
In a safety ceremony on July 26 to prove the sturdiness of Zhangjiajie glass bridges, the organizers challenged 30 daring volunteers to take 12 pound sledgehammers and do their best to collapse the bridge. As promised, the glass came out fine. The top layer of glass did crack. But the bridge itself withstood the onslaught.
A man strikes a hammer against a 430-meter-long glass-bottom bridge during a safety test ceremony
Still, I’d think really hard before crossing the walkway or bridge. I feel like peeing just by thinking about it.
8 Movie Scenes Taken Straight Out of History
If pop culture has taught us anything, it’s that real historical facts can be stranger and crazier than fiction.
Most of us are pretty confident in our ability to differentiate fact from fiction. But what if you found out that most of the common myths, urban legends, and popular plot points are actually based on reality?
1. Mandrake roots are real. And yeah, they look like creepy babies.
Mandrake roots are common in many fantasy stories like Harry Potter and Pan's Labyrinth, but they actually exist in the real world! They can be poisonous, and some species cause hallucinations. This explains why some folks back in the Middle Ages insisted that when they picked up a mandrake, it would scream.
2. There was a historical "Red Wedding."
Violence and murder in a respectable household? Absurd! Well, not really. "The Black Dinner" took place in 1440 in Scotland's Edinburgh Castle. The young Earl of Douglas and his younger brother were invited to dine with James II of Scotland (then only 10 years old). But the Lord Chancellor, seeing that the Douglas brothers were too powerful, decided to serve them a black bull's head as a symbol of death. The teenage Douglases were then dragged out to Castle Hill where they were beheaded....
People Are Upset By This Guy’s Reaction to Girlfriend Falling From Cliff
We sure hope she survived the fall! 🙁
This video recently went viral on social media and it’s really easy to see why. The short footage sparked massive outrage from angry netizens who lambasted the guy who seemingly didn’t care that his girlfriend was falling from a high cliff.
Sounds unbelievable, you say?
Well, you gotta check out the video below and just see it for yourself.
The viral video shows a young couple on the edge of a cliff, preparing to jump off a high cliff.
14 Hideous Animals That Will Make Anyone Say NOPE!
Ever wondered how the weirdest animals on earth look like?
14 Animals That Will Make Anyone Say NOPE NOPE NOPE!
Mother Nature is kind, benevolent, but sometimes a bit of a prankster. Only someone with a sense of humor like hers would think to combine a seal and a duck to form one of the world's weirdest creatures - the platypus.
But the platypus isn't the only creature subjected to her sense of humor. We've got 15 more animals that you'd think climbed up from the depths of hell just to become fodder for your nightmares (and maybe Mother Nature's amusement).
Warning: These images are NOT for the faint of heart!...