People have a fear of heights for a reason.
A glass walkway around a mountain in China was just opened last month and it's already scared the hell out of some tourists by cracking as they walked on it Oct. 5.
Mashable has more details and the translations:
A section of a new glass-bottomed walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, China, cracked at around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, causing the tourists on it to understandably freak out.
Lee Dong Hai, a tourist who was on the walkway, posted on the social media site Weibo: "I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound. My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor."
The walkway is suspended at a height of about 1,080 meters, or 3,543 feet.
A spokesperson for the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People's Daily Online that the cracks occurred after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug on the walkway. Only one of a total of three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in danger, the spokesperson said.
Here's a video promoting the beauty of the bridge, but downplaying it's apparent danger.
Sweet mother of mercy.
A toddler is resting comfortably after having to go through a very harrowing experience. A violent car crash separated his first two vertebrae from his skull causing an extreme medical emergency.
The Sun reported it first:
Jackson Taylor, 16-months-old, was in the car with his mum and sister when they collided head on with another vehicle at around 70mph.
The force of the crash was so bad that Jackson's head pulled apart from his neck, in what's known as an internal decapitation.
Spinal surgeon Dr Geoff Askin said: "A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again."
But after a gruelling six hour surgery, Dr Askin and his team of expert surgeons managed to reattach his vertebrae, using a tiny piece of wire and a piece of Jackson's rib to graft them back together.
Fortunately, the operation was a success and Taylor is recuperating nicely.
There's a nice video showing the happy baby, healing well.