Would You Be Freaked Out By a Glass Walkway That Cracks Under Your Weight?

Maybe the better question is, would you even walk on a glass walkway high up somewhere?

Do you have a fear of heights?  Fortunately, I don’t, though I can still occasionally get weak in the knees when I am standing at a high spot.  Generally speaking, I avoid standing next to the edge of some peak or cliff.  It’s not that I’m afraid of heights, but I have vertigo (likely due to inner ear problem related to ear pain) so I am at a higher risk of losing my balance that way.

That is not to say I haven’t done things like opting to pay more for a Glass Bottom cable car experience when I visited the Big Buddha at the Lantau Island, or climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge when I visited Australia.  They were fun experiences, and I didn’t find either to be scary at all.

Glass Walkway That Cracks

I came across a travel bite this week where a glass walkway in East Taihang, Handan City had a special effect added to the glass panel.  The glass appears to crack under your weight, with the glass panel cracking visually paired with realistic audio.

I don’t know about you.  If I had no advance notice that this is a special effect, I’d probably freak out a bit.  It’s not for the faint of the heart.  The glass walkway is way up high and seeing a cracked glass at that altitude is no laughing matter.

Yet, the reaction from the tour guide is quite funny and priceless…even if he might be in on the joke.

Still, I could see some people might be genuinely frightened by the special effect.

Especially when there were real news of cracks to the glass panels on glass walkways.




Source: Travel Gadget Reviews

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