Everyone knows China, right? They’re known for the wrong things: Chinese travellers, destruction of Shanghai Disneyland, fantastic D.I.Y farmers that are more ingenious than some engineers and, of course, the unreliability of China products.
Remember back to last year when China proudly unveiled their glass bridges which span the highest peaks and bring visitors on a thrilling walk high up in the sky? Then the highly vaunted bridge cracked, sending tourists scrambling away from the bridge in a panic.
Chinese officials then assured the public that they were not in any danger, and there were four layers of glass that need to be broken before the bridge collapsed but no one believed them.
Well, this is old news but when we heard about this, we knew we have to share it with you. Because a (brave) BBC reporter was invited to take a sledgehammer to the glass bridge to find out if it’s as secured as the Chinese say they are before the opening of the world’s tallest and highest glass bridge in China.
And to be honest, I think you’ll be blown away by the results as well. Why? Because it proved that what the Chinese officials said were true: it’s hard as hell to smash your way through the 4 panes of glass that makes up the floor of the bridge.
He cracked the glass with the first swing, cracked it further with the second, cracked it even further with the third as he put his entire weight into his swings, and a fourth, a fifth, and many, many more times. He managed to crack more than one layer of glass, but officials assured him that even if all classes are cracked, they are shatter-proof so there’s no danger of anyone falling through the glass.
Still, it’s scary as hell to see cracks in the glass below your feet, right?
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