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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-21 09:37:47 AM  
It needs a button or lever outside labeled "trapdoor release." Anybody else remember the goldfish in a blender art exhibit which spawned a few Fark threads?
 
2013-12-21 10:24:06 AM  
Yup, nope. Yup.
 
2013-12-21 10:25:48 AM  
Let the parade of Nope begin!
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-21 10:26:08 AM  
Makes you want to spit.
 
2013-12-21 10:26:34 AM  
I MIGHT do it, if I'm comfortable with the structure.

But it still reminds me too much of stepping out of perfectly good airplanes.
 
2013-12-21 10:27:38 AM  
Needs a Depends dispenser in the restrooms near the door.
 
2013-12-21 10:29:49 AM  
I wouldn't do it because of sanitary reasons.  Can you imaging how much urine and feces is caked into that corner?  There must be a guy with a wet/dry vac and a squeegee standing by 24/7.
 
2013-12-21 10:30:37 AM  

BitwiseShift: Needs a Depends dispenser in the restrooms near the door.


Yeah, what he said.
 
2013-12-21 10:30:38 AM  
This is what happens, Larry.
 
2013-12-21 10:31:53 AM  
I fully support anything that trains Frenchmen to step off high mountain peaks.

Now if they could just get the women to shave their 'pits.

/and no, it's not a "'murica" thing. It's a having-met-Frenchmen thing.
 
2013-12-21 10:32:14 AM  
Did something like that when I had a 4-hour layover at O'Hare.  Ran over to the Sears Tower (or whatever the hell it's called now) just to stand in a big glass box on the top floor overlooking the street.  It was terrifying but fun.  Best part was watching all the little kids running in and out of them without a care in the world (visual cliff be damned) but us adults were all nervously giggling and gingerly stepping in.

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2013-12-21 10:32:19 AM  
Aw, hell no!
 
2013-12-21 10:36:04 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Let the parade of Nope begin!


I'm waiting for the baby octopus gif.
 
2013-12-21 10:36:37 AM  
I would love to do that.
 
2013-12-21 10:37:01 AM  
Wish I knew why I am not afraid of heights.
 
2013-12-21 10:39:48 AM  
Actually, building this at the Sears Tower in Chicago is probably quite different from building it in the Alps.

There's no SpidyMan to catch the worker if he falls in the Alps, and really no hospital around or even a sidewalk and people to hear your last gasp if you slip. They'll have some time finding the body.

And how do you yell "Help" in French? When you're falling.

At least, the day they give you the red jumpsuit when everyone else is wearing yellow -- that's universal.
 
2013-12-21 10:41:45 AM  
Anyone ever see Touching the Void?  The was a pretty awesome movie.
 
2013-12-21 10:41:55 AM  
I get nervous and fidgety when my character in "Crackdown" jumps off the tallest building in the game to ground level.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-12-21 10:42:21 AM  
i1024.photobucket.com

zona9.ro
 
2013-12-21 10:43:51 AM  

brigid_fitch: Did something like that when I had a 4-hour layover at O'Hare.  Ran over to the Sears Tower (or whatever the hell it's called now) just to stand in a big glass box on the top floor overlooking the street.  It was terrifying but fun.  Best part was watching all the little kids running in and out of them without a care in the world (visual cliff be damned) but us adults were all nervously giggling and gingerly stepping in.

[scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x850]


Similar to the glass floor in the CN Tower

cowna.com
 
2013-12-21 10:45:31 AM  
I wish I knew what physiological reaction causes my anus to clench so hard when faced with these types of pictures.....

/Not afraid of airline travel
 
2013-12-21 10:46:46 AM  
Does it come with Oompaloompas?
 
2013-12-21 10:47:40 AM  

unfarkingbelievable: Wish I knew why I am not afraid of heights.


Mohawk blood?
 
2013-12-21 10:48:20 AM  
At the CN tower I saw a baby crawling at high speed, towards and onto the glass, without a care in the world. The mom, on the other hand.... I didn't know that humans could shriek that loud.

So, we aren't born with the fear of heights, we are taught it by our parents.
 
2013-12-21 10:48:25 AM  
Yep.
 
2013-12-21 10:48:42 AM  
The Chinese are the most annoying tourists ever. Loud, line cutting, unhygienic (smoking, spitting, shooting snot out of their noses onto the street), they make Americans look like angels.

In tourism and in so many other areas.

And like all new money, they're tasteless and don't even see it. Dubai's another nice example of this. Billions of billions of dollars and euros wasted to impress the West and it fails because it's gaudy and ostentatious.
 
2013-12-21 10:48:53 AM  
Europe's highest mountain peak

Didn't see anything in TFA about Mt. Elbrus.

\geography-nerd flamewar starter
\\ducks and runs
 
2013-12-21 10:49:09 AM  
The Mile 1.6 Kilometre High Club Exhibitionist Section Convention has just picked its 2015 location.
 
2013-12-21 10:49:44 AM  
Ever drive over a bridge, or visit a skyscraper? Or is this like the 'it's funny to pretend to be scared of clowns' thing?
 
2013-12-21 10:51:51 AM  

i478.photobucket.com

 
2013-12-21 10:52:33 AM  

BitwiseShift: The Mile 1.6 Kilometre High Club Exhibitionist Section Convention has just picked its 2015 location.


Need a telescopic lens or a realy ballsy camera crew for the promotional video.
 
2013-12-21 10:53:48 AM  
Make that, "fark me, NO!"
 
2013-12-21 10:54:24 AM  

Godscrack: BumpInTheNight: Let the parade of Nope begin!

I'm waiting for the baby octopus gif.


img.pandawhale.com
 
2013-12-21 10:57:46 AM  
There would be a yellow puddle under those feet in TFA pic if those were mine.
 
2013-12-21 11:01:21 AM  

ZAZ: It needs a button or lever outside labeled "trapdoor release." Anybody else remember the goldfish in a blender art exhibit which spawned a few Fark threads?


Someone will eventually get one of those clear cracked glass decals and stick it on the floor,
 
2013-12-21 11:02:01 AM  

BitwiseShift: And how do you yell "Help" in French? When you're falling.


You can yell "help" but we'll just pretend we don't understand english.
 
2013-12-21 11:05:02 AM  
All these nope .gifs and nobody ever goes with the TF2 Engineer.
 
2013-12-21 11:10:33 AM  

BitwiseShift: Needs a Depends dispenser in the restrooms near the door.



Definitely.  No way. Not ever.  Can barely look at the pic..
 
2013-12-21 11:12:54 AM  
Two similar experiences that made me wish I was on terra firma (and the firma it is the less the terra! - Bud Abbott): The Arch in St Louis and Il Mole in Turin.

The first, of course, you are inside, but you realize there's a thin floor between you and the air below.

The second is because of the elevator ride to the observation platform. It's a cage and there is no shaft. So you see the exhibit below you getting smaller and smaller, and you pray the cables are good.

IDK, maybe one of my ancestors fell out of his tree too many times.
 
2013-12-21 11:14:37 AM  
If the "nope" is in reference to trusting the French engineers in charge, ok sure.
 
2013-12-21 11:19:12 AM  

Tyrosine: brigid_fitch: Did something like that when I had a 4-hour layover at O'Hare.  Ran over to the Sears Tower (or whatever the hell it's called now) just to stand in a big glass box on the top floor overlooking the street.  It was terrifying but fun.  Best part was watching all the little kids running in and out of them without a care in the world (visual cliff be damned) but us adults were all nervously giggling and gingerly stepping in.

[scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x850]

Similar to the glass floor in the CN Tower

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My best friend and I took a pic like that when we visited in the pre-digital camera age.  We were really upset when the picture didn't take.

/got over my fear of heights that day
//love heights now
 
2013-12-21 11:21:04 AM  

sunderland56: At the CN tower I saw a baby crawling at high speed, towards and onto the glass, without a care in the world. The mom, on the other hand.... I didn't know that humans could shriek that loud.

So, we aren't born with the fear of heights, we are taught it by our parents.


Nah, it's part of .development. Look in any psych book, they usually learn after falling a time or two.
 
2013-12-21 11:25:29 AM  

sunderland56: At the CN tower I saw a baby crawling at high speed, towards and onto the glass, without a care in the world. The mom, on the other hand.... I didn't know that humans could shriek that loud.

So, we aren't born with the fear of heights, we are taught it by our parents.


Then, how come I now have my skin crawling just looking at these pictures (and climbing a ladder is totally out), when I used to do Navigation birds (anemometers) on aircraft carriers hangiing off a harness...no sweat. My parents had nothing to do with it.

/in dry dock, a 100+ foot drop
//Subs are better to work on.
 
gja
2013-12-21 11:30:10 AM  
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2013-12-21 11:33:47 AM  
There's something similar opening next year in Jasper, Alberta.
 
2013-12-21 11:34:47 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-21 11:39:48 AM  

BigLuca: I wouldn't do it because of sanitary reasons.  Can you imaging how much urine and feces is caked into that corner?  There must be a guy with a wet/dry vac and a squeegee standing by 24/7.


Woman's work
 
2013-12-21 11:40:37 AM  

Mikeyworld: sunderland56: At the CN tower I saw a baby crawling at high speed, towards and onto the glass, without a care in the world. The mom, on the other hand.... I didn't know that humans could shriek that loud.

So, we aren't born with the fear of heights, we are taught it by our parents.

Then, how come I now have my skin crawling just looking at these pictures (and climbing a ladder is totally out), when I used to do Navigation birds (anemometers) on aircraft carriers hangiing off a harness...no sweat. My parents had nothing to do with it.


I'm really strange in that with heights, I can look down and be perfectly fine.  If I look up, I can panic to where I almost pass out.  Maybe it's because the sky is just endless, but the ground at least has a point where it stops.
 
2013-12-21 11:41:47 AM  
i'm a big sissy who screams and jumps on a chair if i see a spider, but heights do not bother me at all.  i actually like going up high, i think its exciting.  i would totally go in that room if i had the chance.
 
2013-12-21 11:42:02 AM  
Just looking at the photo makes my palms sweat.
 
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