The Ol’ Cracking Glass Bridge Prank. Classic.
We get it, we're all gonna die
Cool: facing your fear of heights head on by walking across a glass-bottom walkway in China.
Not cool: having that emotional confrontation messed with by a transparent LED screen falsely showing the glass of said walkway cracking as you walk on it (as you’ll see in the video below).
“Broken glass” special effects on a glass bridge along a cliff in North China’s Hebei Province scare tourists pic.twitter.com/GHBZhNaGq7
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) October 9, 2017
While the tourist in the above clip is obviously playing things up for the camera, we still think it’s messed-up to joke about a skywalk with an altitude of 3,780 feet breaking into pieces while people are on it.
Regardless of our personal phobias, the practical joke has been attracting visitors to, not driving them away from, this bridge in the mountains of the Hebei Province.
As a video of the glass bridge ( just one of many in China) says, “Just for fun, shattering glass is added as a special effect to give the already-terrifying experience extra zing.”
We get it, we’re all gonna die some day.
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