Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Shang-TOO-HIGH Tower

I have a fear of heights. Not in the sense that climbing 10 feet makes me dizzy already, but if I had to pick between a tarantula on my arm and standing on the roof of a skyscraper, I'd (reluctantly) pick the spider. As long as it's been trained and is on a leash of course. Because otherwise it might run up my arm and under my sleeve and--

Okay, maybe not such a great alternative.

Possibly the SCARIEST video I've seen on Youtube is one where some guy and his friend climb the Shanghai Tower.

It's the second tallest building in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Yes, put a big spikey thing at the top to make your building taller.

And when I say "climb", I don't mean they take the elevator. They climb narrow stairways and walk along concrete ledges and as the video continues, they begin a VERTICAL ascent up the metal skeleton of the towering, under-construction structure, with the clouds (or fog? I was too busy hyperventilating to tell) obscuring the world below. And when they reach the very top, they high-five each other, like they're not scared the force of that awesome and well-earned high-five might not throw them right off.

Here's the video: you decide for yourself if it's more terrifying or amazing. And be sure to bring along a barf bag.

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