I am terrified of heights. I don't want to be out on a terrace looking down, rooftops are ok if they have high railings or a wall that can protect. The thought of being near an edge and looking down is just too much to bear. I am not sure how people bungee jump or skydive or anything that requires jumping into the abyss and hoping that a cord or parachute can save your life. I am sure its a great rush, but I think I would have cardiac arrest before the adrenaline would kick in from fear. It seems, however, that new things continue to pop up to push things to the extreme and really make people afraid of heights never want to go anywhere ever again. I have a hard time understanding what is appealing about some of these things but apparently it is really something that people enjoy. These people seem to be crazy but whatever floats your boat I guess.
In Chongqing, which is in the southwest of China, there is a cantilevered glass skywalk suspended over a 400 foot chasm. Yahoo News reports that the Guinness Book of Records has confirmed that the skywalk is the longest of its kind in the world, and even looking at video of it might make you dizzy:
The structure was built in Ordovician park in Wansheng to attract tourists, but only 30 of them are allowed out on the walkway at once. Is it worth the wait? Some people are pausing to get incredible selfies, others are facing the fact that vertigo will get you whether you run or walk like a drunk starfish while clinging to the rail. Most people on social media are yelling "NOPE" to the whole thing:
Do you think you could handle it?
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