7 Wonderfully Weird Things to Do in Tokyo
Say what you want about Tokyo—just don’t call it boring or predictable.
Once again, it’s time to celebrate Columbus Day. Yet, the stunning truth is: If Christopher Columbus were alive today, he would be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Columbus’ reign of terror, as documented by noted historians, was so bloody, his legacy so unspeakably cruel
America, you got a lot of clean up to do on your history books.
Some say that the best way to overcome a phobia is to face the fear head-on. They also say this should be done gradually, so this swaying glass-bottomed bridge might be best left for the advanced stages of conquering acrophobia. The photos alone are enough to make our palms sweaty.
The hair-raising suspension bridge is located 180 meters (590 feet) above a valley floor in Pingjiang County, in the Hunan province of southern China. Suspended between two rocky peaks, the bridge measures 300 meters (984 feet) long and, yes, it really does tend to sway in the breeze.
But don’t worry about freaking out before you even get halfway across. Specially trained staff are on hand to assist visitors in need of emotional support and encouragement in order to complete the thrilling/terrifying journey across the glass bridge.
Yun Ku, a 23-year-old who did the walk, said: “I was fine at first but by the time I was a third of the way across I just went weak at the knees. I had to go back when it started to move and needed a lot of coaxing from my boyfriend. I thought I was going just melt on the spot. My legs wouldn’t work.”
Hunan is a couple of hours away from where I’m at. Hmmmm….or maybe I should send someone else I don’t really like there. Hahahahaha.
If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there’s a good reason: It’s true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.
It wasn’t always this way. Decades ago, it was women who pioneered computer programming — but too often, that’s a part of history that even the smartest people don’t know.
Photo: Courtesy of University of Pennsylvania
The photographer Moises Saman spent the weekend documenting the protests in Hong Kong. He writes:
“My experience in Hong Kong could not have been more different than in Cairo, Tunis, Tripoli, and Hama. In the Arab world, state authorities did not think twice before using deadly force to quell the protests. … In Hong Kong, I observed astounding restraint by both the police and the protesters.”
All photographs by Moises Saman / Magnum
Yeah, I might have watched a movie and gotten kind of mad.
This is seriously a trope I’d love to never see again though.
the lego movie
now that I’ve learned I can’t unsee it
The more I think about it, I am not so sure I want a Black Widow movie any more.
Chrysanthemum tea. #travel #food (at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Hotel)
Leaf art. (at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Hotel)
In Bloom. (at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Hotel)
H is for… (at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Hotel)
Morning reflection looking up. #travel #curiouscities (at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong)