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15 Scariest Bridges in the World

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Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge

The Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge, located in the Swiss Alps, is a vertigo inducing 3,000 meters above the ground. You have to take 3 cable cars just to get to the thing! And though it may seem scary, it is actually quite safe and able to stand up to high winds and snowstorms. Still, don’t look down!

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Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is located in France and it is the tallest bridge in the world. It is taller even than the Eiffel Tower! It is quite a beautiful feat of engineering, but can be very scary to cross, especially if the weather causes the clouds to be below the level of the bridge, as pictured, sort of like driving on the clouds.

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15 Scariest Bridges in the World

image

Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge

The Titlis Cliff Walk Bridge, located in the Swiss Alps, is a vertigo inducing 3,000 meters above the ground. You have to take 3 cable cars just to get to the thing! And though it may seem scary, it is actually quite safe and able to stand up to high winds and snowstorms. Still, don’t look down!

image

Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is located in France and it is the tallest bridge in the world. It is taller even than the Eiffel Tower! It is quite a beautiful feat of engineering, but can be very scary to cross, especially if the weather causes the clouds to be below the level of the bridge, as pictured, sort of like driving on the clouds.

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Where Did the Disney Princesses Originate?

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Aurora

This princess from Disney’s 1959 ‘Sleeping Beauty’ originally had a lot more story left in her after the falling-asleep-and-getting-woken-by-a-prince part. The original version, published by Charles Perrault in 1697 and adapted from ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales,’ revolved around a princess named Briar Rose. While the first part of the tale was somewhat similar to the Disney version, the second part clearly reflected the Grimm influence, complete with ogres.

As it turned out, the handsome prince had one pretty major flaw: his mother was an ogress. Sleeping Beauty didn’t find this out until she became queen and had two kids with the guy: a daughter named L’Aurore and a son named Le Jour. During a vist, mommy dearest attempted to kill and eat her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Luckily the king saved his family just in time and threw his mother into a pit filled with snakes.

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Ariel

Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’ of 1989 bore some similarities to the original character, portrayed in an 1837 ballet by Hans Christian Anderson. Both versions traded their mermaid fins and voices for shapely pairs of legs so they could head to shore and land a prince. 

The original Little Mermaid garnered more sympathy, however, because the sea witch cursed her withterrible pain every time she bore weight on her legs. Without anything to talk about, the only way she could try to impress the prince was by dancing. Ouch. To add insult to injury, the prince married another girl, and the mermaid dissolved into sea foam.

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The Weirdest Ways People Try to Get High

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Catnip

While cats can get high off of both catnip and marijuana, the same is not true of humans. Yet that doesn’t stop some people from smoking their cat’s weed anyway! Unfortunately, all it really does is give people headaches and make them nauseous, especially if they smoke a lot of it, which might easily happen when it doesn’t make you high!

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Reindeer Urine

There is a mushroom called the fly-agaric that produces hallucinations but is also poisonous that grows in the Arctic. So some Eskimos and Siberians discovered an ingenious way to safely get high off of the shroom: drink the urine of reindeer who ate them. Apparently the reindeer’s system filters out the toxins but not the hallucinogen. It’s perfect! It is a practice that has been going on for a long time and might even be a possible origin for the flying reindeer of Santa Claus.

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The Most Extreme Execution Methods

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Burning at the Stake

Burning at the stake was most famously used to burn suspected witches but was used for other criminals such as Joan of Arc who was burned for heresy. It is a particularly horrible way to die because you slowly burn from the feet up before finally dying. If you were lucky enough to be executed in a group burning you could die of carbon monoxide poisoning before being burned.

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Brazen Bull

The Brazen Bull was a method perhaps even more horrible than being burned at the stake. It was a brass bull big enough for one unlucky victim to be shoved inside. A fire was then lit underneat as he was slowly roasted to death. The most gruesome part was that through a serious of tubes his screams were made to sound like the roars of the bull, for the amusement of the onlookers.

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intense-wizardy:

pizzaforpresident:

I would take a bullet for garlic bread

who would shoot a garlic bread

Joan Blondell & Bette Davis in Three on a Match, 1932

roryomalley:

i’ve never met hugh jackman but i trust him.