Published October 1, 2015
Tags: Acrophobia, China, glass-bottomed suspension bridge, Hunan province, pic, picture, scarey, tourism, travel, Zhangjiaje Grand Canyon
BEIJING – China has just opened its first glass-bottomed suspension bridge, and being nearly 600-feet-high and 1,000-feet-long, it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart.
The high-altitude, transparent bridge opened this past Thursday in Zhangjiaje Grand Canyon in central China’s Hunan province …
See the pictures HERE.
Published August 7, 2015
Tags: Acrophobia, camino del rey, China, cliff, dangerous work, hiking, Hunan province, mountain walkway, mountaineering, photography, pic, picture, Pingjiang County, road construction
The DailyMail presents some scary and beautiful photos of a walkway under construction in China.
With no ropes or safety harnesses, and only hard hats to protect them if they fall, these men spend their days hauling heavy planks and wheelbarrows full of cement over a rickety wooden walkway.
Continue reading HERE.
According to SeriousWonder.com –
Nearly a year ago Shanghai-based manufacturing company WinSun announced the successful development of 10 houses in only 24 hours using a 3D printer. They weren’t the best looking houses, given their simplicity, but it marked a turning point for the 3D printing market, transitioning itself from being an industry of small items to the industry of architecture. From then on, everyone knew that 3D printers would change the world.
Several months later, WinSun returns with their latest success story for both architecture and 3D printers alike: the development of an 1,100 square meter (11,840 square foot) villa and a five-story residential building!
Continue reading HERE.
From Mental_floss –
China does a lot of business and trade with the United States, and so there are many websites devoted to helping business people navigate American peculiarities. Using Google to translate advice written in “simplified Han” for Chinese readers into English allows Americans a tiny, possibly imprecise peek into how the people of China view life in the United States.
Check out the fascinating and rather complimentary list of tips HERE.
For example – “11. Show Humility to Ladies—They’re In Charge”
Published October 21, 2013
Tags: agriculture, animal husbandry, China, Chinese medicine, Cockroach, farmer, infestation, livestock, pestilence, roach, roach farming, wildlife, wtf
According to TheVerge –
And you thought your apartment was a roach motel. In China, a growing number of farmers are making their living by breeding a rather unusual variety of livestock: thousands and thousands of cockroaches. The roach farming industry remains secretive in China, with proprietors wary of attracting government attention or the ire of their neighbors. But the industry is also an increasingly prosperous one, as the Los Angeles Times points out: the price of dried cockroaches has soared from $2 per pound in 2010 to $20 today. That’s mostly because roaches are more popular than ever among Chinese medical providers, who incorporate crushed roaches into experimental baldness and cancer treatments, as well as cosmetics firms. They’re also being marketed as mouthwatering delicacies by some restaurants. Bon appétit!