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(Daily Mail)   China has now made the world's longest NOPE   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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13484 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Oct 2017 at 1:20 PM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-10-05 12:14:27 PM  
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2017-10-05 12:27:41 PM  
Yeah that's a big nope. I was freaking out just walking across the Deception Pass Bridge yesterday. Will never do that again.

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2017-10-05 12:37:39 PM  

whidbey: Yeah that's a big nope. I was freaking out just walking across the Deception Pass Bridge yesterday. Will never do that again.

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have you done the powerboat tour?  Its worth it.   They take out out through the pass and back.  Which ever way the current is going, they turn the boat engines off and let you float with the current.
 
2017-10-05 12:48:48 PM  
Meanwhile, upskirt enthusiasts have been seen chartering boats by the - well - boatload.
 
2017-10-05 01:24:04 PM  
NOT EVEN ONCE.
 
2017-10-05 01:28:49 PM  
See you in hell!

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2017-10-05 01:30:46 PM  
Meh
At least you may have a chance of surviving if it breaks.

On the other hand  there is no way in hell I would step out on this!

(the floor has already had to be replaced because it cracked!
i.pinimg.com
 
2017-10-05 01:32:01 PM  
I'm scared to death of heights. Can't get within 50 feet of the rim of the Grand Canyon, and that bridge near the Hoover Dam is a giant nope for me.
 
OOF
2017-10-05 01:32:14 PM  
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2017-10-05 01:35:35 PM  
I got freaked the fark out just standing on the glass floor in the CN Tower in Toronto. Can't even imagine this thing.
 
2017-10-05 01:36:56 PM  
Human Millipede?
 
2017-10-05 01:38:13 PM  
I've got a huge problem with this: it's made in China.
 
2017-10-05 01:38:18 PM  

mrwhippy: Meh
At least you may have a chance of surviving if it breaks.

On the other hand  there is no way in hell I would step out on this!

(the floor has already had to be replaced because it cracked!
[i.pinimg.com image 556x700]


I have a photo of my wife and I on that.
 
2017-10-05 01:40:01 PM  
' the glass bridge can hold a maximum load of 1,200 people. '

Or 12 Americans.
Hey Joe, you too fat, pay extra, go by self.
 
OOF
2017-10-05 01:41:26 PM  
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Here's what we have in L.A. It pales in comparison.

Still a nope.
 
2017-10-05 01:45:28 PM  
Visitors can enjoy a clear view beneath their feet as they cross over the green waters

...for about a week, until it's scuffed up

mrwhippy: (the floor has already had to be replaced because it cracked!


My first thought was "a Wisconsinite must have stepped in there", but we really don't have an unusual proportion of fatties like we used to.

Drunks, yeah, maybe.
 
2017-10-05 01:46:42 PM  
As someone who has no fear of heights, I approve this!
 
2017-10-05 01:47:30 PM  
Make way! Fat Americans coming through!

/I give it two weeks.
 
2017-10-05 01:49:14 PM  

DubyaHater: I'm scared to death of heights. Can't get within 50 feet of the rim of the Grand Canyon, and that bridge near the Hoover Dam is a giant nope for me.


I get the urge to jump (really). I have to be really careful around shiat like that.
 
2017-10-05 01:49:27 PM  
Yeah. Nah. My then 11 yo daughter want to go on the little Eureka Tower glass platform in Melbourne. We, being totally awesome parents, allowed for to, whilst we watched and freaked out from aFAR. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ngUlh5Ihjw
 
2017-10-05 01:49:30 PM  
From an engineering perspective a fully tempered, multi layered ballistic glass is actually stronger than many materials use on pedestrian bridges.. certainly much stronger than say the typical diamond plates.
 
2017-10-05 01:54:18 PM  
I'd try it.

I'd be walking at the speed of light but I'd try it.
 
2017-10-05 01:58:14 PM  
See, that wouldn't bother me.  I like heights.  But many people (like Subby, apparently) are absolutely terrified of heights.

My wife, for instance, has a hard time going over large suspension bridges in a car!  Walkway bridges are an impossibility for her.  There is a bridge in Ithaca, NY, that crosses the gorge between the two colleges up there.  That thing is super reinforced, and has suicide prevention netting.  It's literally impossible to fall from that thing.  But my poor wife couldn't make it across.  It gave her a panic attack instantly.  I can't even imagine what she would think of a bridge like the one in TFA.
 
2017-10-05 02:01:40 PM  
As a professor once said, "I'm not afraid I'm going to fall. I'm afraid I'm going to jump."
 
2017-10-05 02:03:35 PM  

Thenixon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFiYNRDTj6E[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/YFiYNRDTj6E]


Hit the brdige's actual glass plates, not one riding on a cart above it.
 
2017-10-05 02:03:52 PM  

Salmon: I get the urge to jump (really). I have to be really careful around shiat like that.


This is very common, and it's known as the "high-place phenomenon." Psychologists have theorized that it's actually a preservation mechanism: your brain essentially fakes the urge to jump to fool itself into reflexively pulling you back from the ledge. Anyway, you won't do it; virtually nobody has ever voluntarily jumped off a cliff or ledge or building without actively wanting to commit suicide.
 
2017-10-05 02:04:12 PM  
Bridge even
/wish i could edit the comment
 
2017-10-05 02:06:22 PM  

Salmon: DubyaHater: I'm scared to death of heights. Can't get within 50 feet of the rim of the Grand Canyon, and that bridge near the Hoover Dam is a giant nope for me.

I get the urge to jump (really). I have to be really careful around shiat like that.


Is it because it has a glass bottom or just because it's high?
 
2017-10-05 02:07:30 PM  
Are you watching, Taiwan? They're coming to get you. They may have to build a few islands but they're coming to get you.
 
2017-10-05 02:09:45 PM  
What happens when one of those islands floats away, even just a bit.  I hope they have the islands anchored down.
 
2017-10-05 02:11:36 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Salmon: DubyaHater: I'm scared to death of heights. Can't get within 50 feet of the rim of the Grand Canyon, and that bridge near the Hoover Dam is a giant nope for me.

I get the urge to jump (really). I have to be really careful around shiat like that.

Is it because it has a glass bottom or just because it's high?


img.fark.net

/that's a stuntman...you gotta be careful GISing "jumping from bridge"...those poor people
 
2017-10-05 02:12:45 PM  
Time to break the world record for "most 'em put on the glass".
 
2017-10-05 02:16:02 PM  

OOF: [img.fark.net image 721x479]

Here's what we have in L.A. It pales in comparison.

Still a nope.


Is that a slide?
 
2017-10-05 02:19:55 PM  
 
2017-10-05 02:22:32 PM  
Clicked on the link, "490' tall glass bottom bridge", then my hands segued right to sprinklers.

JC
 
2017-10-05 02:25:49 PM  

mrwhippy: Meh
At least you may have a chance of surviving if it breaks.

On the other hand  there is no way in hell I would step out on this!

(the floor has already had to be replaced because it cracked!
[i.pinimg.com image 556x700]


OOF: [img.fark.net image 721x479]

Here's what we have in L.A. It pales in comparison.

Still a nope.


F*ck ALL of that. NOPE NOPE NOPE. Just the pics alone made my palms start sweating.
 
2017-10-05 02:27:06 PM  

Super Chronic: I've got a huge problem with this: it's made in China.


You need to get out more.
 
2017-10-05 02:28:31 PM  

DubyaHater: I'm scared to death of heights. Can't get within 50 feet of the rim of the Grand Canyon, and that bridge near the Hoover Dam is a giant nope for me.


Oh man. Yeah I walked a little ways out on the bridge beside the Hoover Dam last trip to Vegas. I had to turn around after about 15-20 steps.
 
2017-10-05 02:31:15 PM  

unbelver: miscreant:

Is that a slide?

Yup.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-hawthorne-skyslide-​20160621-snap-story.html


Nice... might have to do that if I've in LA for some reason.
 
2017-10-05 02:33:04 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Salmon: DubyaHater: I'm scared to death of heights. Can't get within 50 feet of the rim of the Grand Canyon, and that bridge near the Hoover Dam is a giant nope for me.

I get the urge to jump (really). I have to be really careful around shiat like that.

Is it because it has a glass bottom or just because it's high?


Anywhere high up.
 
2017-10-05 02:34:28 PM  
It kinda makes me optimistic about China. Lately they have been spending money on things like this and nice parks for their people. They are turning into a modern advanced society at a pace that is absolutely dizzying.
 
2017-10-05 02:51:12 PM  

JamesSirBensonMum: What happens when one of those islands floats away, even just a bit.  I hope they have the islands anchored down.


They could tip over.
 
2017-10-05 02:52:09 PM  
You'd have to "Mr.-T me" in order to get me across that farking thing.
 
2017-10-05 02:54:45 PM  
I'd be OK with it because I know that if I fell I would be guaranteed to die. My fear is surviving and being paralyzed from the eyebrows down, locked in for the rest of my life. I'm fine flying, I've rappelled down cliffs, love roller coasters and have taken gondolas and ski lifts with no problem. But I just about piss my pants climbing a ladder to put up Christmas lights.
 
2017-10-05 02:57:54 PM  
Look, if you can't even get escalators right, where they're chewing up and killing people, maybe you should just stick to standard pedestrian amenities.
 
2017-10-05 03:01:32 PM  

whidbey: Yeah that's a big nope. I was freaking out just walking across the Deception Pass Bridge yesterday. Will never do that again.

[img.fark.net image 489x325]


This. ∆∆∆

I can stand at the railing of Deception pass, looking at the water roughly 200' down, for about 20 seconds before my brain starts to melt and then some completely irrational voice whispers: "Why not jump?" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

/Nyope!
//Am I the only one that thinks those railings are inadequate and WAY too low?
 
2017-10-05 03:04:59 PM  

Super Chronic: Salmon: I get the urge to jump (really). I have to be really careful around shiat like that.

This is very common, and it's known as the "high-place phenomenon." Psychologists have theorized that it's actually a preservation mechanism: your brain essentially fakes the urge to jump to fool itself into reflexively pulling you back from the ledge. Anyway, you won't do it; virtually nobody has ever voluntarily jumped off a cliff or ledge or building without actively wanting to commit suicide.


Shenanigans. How exactly would they KNOW that? Brian Lumley fever-dreams aside, it is difficult to interview a corpse.
 
2017-10-05 03:06:16 PM  

Super Chronic: I've got a huge problem with this: it's made in China.


You do realized that China is quite advanced right? ... and the reason we have crappy made in China products is more because of price point than country of origin.
If you ask a factory to make you a .19c product you'll get a .19c quality product regardless of where it's made.
Heck! I would even argue that a .19c product actually has a HIGHER quality if it's made in China than it is made in say Japan or Germany because of other associated costs.
 
2017-10-05 03:15:53 PM  

sithon: It kinda makes me optimistic about China. Lately they have been spending money on things like this and nice parks for their people. They are turning into a modern advanced society at a pace that is absolutely dizzying.


This is in line with the ancient practice of patronage, which in the West gave us genius such Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. harlee is fairly sure that the same dynamic has always been at work in China.
 
2017-10-05 03:19:14 PM  
-looks at the article and sees photos- Oh hell naw.
 
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