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Chicago, whatever you do DON"T LOOK DOWN !!
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Jul 2, 2009, 08:43 PM
 
We've got a glass floor in the CN Tower here in Toronto. Even though I know it's perfectly safe I have a hard time stepping onto it.
     
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Jul 2, 2009, 10:01 PM
 
I saw the Sears Tower pictures in the paper and my skin crawled! Yikes! No, I will NOT "try it," thank you very much. And that glass walkway at the Grand Canyon? Keep it!

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Jul 2, 2009, 10:37 PM
 
Heard about this on the radio this morning. That would be freakin' sweet. Might have to plan a trip to Chicago.
     
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Jul 2, 2009, 10:54 PM
 
I need to get down (er, up?) there and check it out...
     
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Jul 3, 2009, 01:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
We've got a glass floor in the CN Tower here in Toronto. Even though I know it's perfectly safe I have a hard time stepping onto it.
I set the camcorder recording, just walked onto the CN Tower glass floor, without looking down, backwards and forwards a few times, then found it easier to walk across looking down, just about made it.

Not very inspiring view down though, through the floor.

Still, very scary.

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Jul 3, 2009, 02:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
We've got a glass floor in the CN Tower here in Toronto. Even though I know it's perfectly safe I have a hard time stepping onto it.
Ya same here. I was scared out of my mind and could only put half my foot on it after trying for a while.
     
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Jul 3, 2009, 03:16 AM
 
So I'm guessing that whole Willis Tower thing just isn't working out.
are you lightfooted?
     
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Jul 4, 2009, 11:26 AM
 
The holiday Inn in Durban has a glass bottomed swimming pool at roof level . The hotel is a C shape, the floor of the pool fills the gap in the centre of the C but about 35 floors up. Diving in requires a certain... commitment!
     
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Jul 4, 2009, 11:32 AM
 
Looks seriously cool. Probably the only good article The Daily Mail has ever written.
     
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Jul 4, 2009, 11:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by kylef View Post
Probably the only good article The Daily Mail has ever written.
Nonsense. The only people who believe such a thing have usually been listening to too many Guardian readers. The Mail's full of similar articles.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ns-tigers.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ous-shark.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ler-whale.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...eedlework.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ish-coast.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...rican-sun.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...art-world.html

That's just the last week.
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Jul 4, 2009, 01:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Andrew Stephens View Post
The holiday Inn in Durban has a glass bottomed swimming pool at roof level . The hotel is a C shape, the floor of the pool fills the gap in the centre of the C but about 35 floors up. Diving in requires a certain... commitment!
Diving into that sounds terrifying! My aunt lives in Durban, so maybe I'll go pay her a visit and see the pool.
     
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Jul 4, 2009, 02:04 PM
 
How many people would you scare the **** out of by running up and jumping on the glass floor?
     
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Jul 4, 2009, 05:10 PM
 
I'd favour the Guardian over the Daily Mail, but the only time I read it is when I'm either a) in the common room in the sixth form centre with nothing to do or b) in starbucks with nothing to do (they sell them). Every one of those articles that you linked me to were all unexpected and 'amazing' articles, but none were top stories of military / politics / business etc .. the stuff that makes the headlines in most other papers. Don't get me wrong, it is miles above The Sun, The Express, The Star etc. That tabloid crap is just ... crap. Articles like this I just find stupid, irritating and worthless. These were all on the main pages, headline / world news and most were emphasized above other articles:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-borough.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...anted-eye.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...ommercial.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...othes-off.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...aby-panda.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...-Cipriani.html

All within the recent days.
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Jul 4, 2009, 05:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
How many people would you scare the **** out of by running up and jumping on the glass floor?
Haha - my brother's friend (he's a fairly big guy) did that and scared the crap out of everyone. They all jumped back immediately
     
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Jul 4, 2009, 05:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by kylef View Post
I'd favour the Guardian over the Daily Mail, but the only time I read it is when I'm either a) in the common room in the sixth form centre with nothing to do
Ahhh. A 17 year-old. That explains your miserable dislike of tabloids.

Originally Posted by kylef View Post
That tabloid crap is just ... crap. Articles like this I just find stupid, irritating and worthless.
If only you knew just how useless the other papers are too. They're all crap. But you'll almost never see a story about nice fluffy pandas in The Times.
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
Ya same here. I was scared out of my mind and could only put half my foot on it after trying for a while.
Same.

Then again, I don’t like heights in general.
     
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Ahhh. A 17 year-old. That explains your miserable dislike of tabloids.

If only you knew just how useless the other papers are too. They're all crap. But you'll almost never see a story about nice fluffy pandas in The Times.
Paradoxically, in Northern Ireland the standard mention of "17 year old" would generally be assumed to be in favour of tabloids above all else. After all, there's nekkid womenz in there somewhere!!1
     
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Jul 4, 2009, 06:31 PM
 
Wusses. Whenever I've been in the CN Tower, there are little kids jumping up and down on the glass, whereas adults like you wimps cower in the corner....
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Wusses. Whenever I've been in the CN Tower, there are little kids jumping up and down on the glass, whereas adults like you wimps cower in the corner....
And where were you exactly when all this was going on? The cool adults section?
     
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Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Wusses. Whenever I've been in the CN Tower, there are little kids jumping up and down on the glass, whereas adults like you wimps cower in the corner....
Which is just more proof that kids are idiots.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
And where were you exactly when all this was going on? The cool adults section?
Sitting on the glass/acrylic of course.

The whole CN Tower is full of very hot adults whenever we go... which is when they open up the stairwell. We sit, cuz after 1800 stairs we're dead tired.

P.S. That day is definitely the day for tourists not to go. Not only is it very crowded, it also stinks like a gym... with inconsiderate idiots like me sitting on the clear floor.
     
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Jul 5, 2009, 10:54 AM
 
It's been a long time since I've been to the CN tower, but I do recall going to an observation level where you could look DOWN out windows at the pools at the base of the tower. We were there on a fairly calm evening, yet you could see that the tower was swaying in the breeze by quite a bit. THAT particular kind of "looking down" was not a problem for me. It's the "looking down through glass that I'm standing on" that gives me the willies!

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
It's been a long time since I've been to the CN tower, but I do recall going to an observation level where you could look DOWN out windows at the pools at the base of the tower. We were there on a fairly calm evening, yet you could see that the tower was swaying in the breeze by quite a bit. THAT particular kind of "looking down" was not a problem for me. It's the "looking down through glass that I'm standing on" that gives me the willies!
There is a part of the floor in the CN tower that’s made of glass, too, so you are standing on the glass you’re looking through (if you can force your feet on to it, that is).
     
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Jul 5, 2009, 08:12 PM
 
Extreme heights give me an odd feeling in my guts and anus. (insert joke here)*

*no, not in my anus.
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Jul 5, 2009, 08:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by euchomai View Post
Extreme heights give me an odd feeling in my guts and anus. (insert joke here)*

*no, not in my anus.
Why, is something already in there?
     
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Jul 6, 2009, 04:26 PM
 
CN SUCKS!

comin' all down here, buyin' up our railroads and sh#t.....

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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Why, is something already in there?
Canadian bacon, maybe ?

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Jul 6, 2009, 07:23 PM
 
We haven't had a good ol' make-fun-of-Canada thread in a long time.
     
   
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