Peak Walk Suspension Bridge Is First Of Its Kind

Peak Walk Bridge

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A trip across the world’s first peak-to-peak suspension bridge is by no means for the faint of heart. Strung up to connect Glacier 3000 to the Scex Rouge, the Peak Walk by Tissot stands 9,800 feet above sea level. Located in the Swiss Alps, the 351 foot-long walkway gives visitors a view of 24 surrounding peaks, including the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Jungfrau mountains.

Check out the dizzying views from the 31-inch wide bridge in this video clip:

Suspension Bridge over Peaks

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London’s Innovative (Yet Simple) Moving Footbridge

Moving Footbridge in London

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In its resting position, the Merchant Square footbridge is quite ordinary—a silver steel bridge upon which pedestrians can cross the Grand Union Canal. Yet in motion, the bridge transforms into something else entirely: the steel walkway opens accordion-style, morphing into a five-pronged sculpture that spreads open as easily as butter. Check out the moving footbridge in this incredible GIF:

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The Creepiest Places on Earth

Dolls

Stuffed animals strewn about Jazzland Source: Free York

Certain places on Earth are best left alone. Whether they have been made by nature or by man, these locales can scare the hell out of you. This, bizarrely, is what makes them so appealing to certain people in the first place. We enjoy that adrenaline rush that comes out of primal fear, and these are some of the best locations in the world to experience it.

Creepiest Places: The LaLaurie Mansion

Creepiest Places Lalaurie Outside

Looks pretty harmless from the outside
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Our obsession with serial killers is pretty evident. They are the worst that mankind has to offer so, naturally, they fascinate us. However, very rarely do they leave behind such a creepy legacy as the LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans. For multiple decades in the 19th century, this was where wealthy Louisiana socialite Delphine LaLaurie engaged in the brutal torture and murder of her slaves.

Creepiest Places Lalaurie Night

Ok, it gets a little scary at night
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We’ll probably never know exactly how many people met a gruesome end in that house, but some claim it was in the hundreds. These kinds of homes often get demolished, but not so for this home. Not only is the LaLaurie Mansion still standing, it’s become a prominent New Orleans landmark. At one point, the home was even purchased by actor Nicolas Cage.

Creepiest Places Lalaurie Tour

Unsurprisingly, people say the mansion is haunted and offer ghost tours
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Real-Life Hobbit Homes To Make Your Inner Nerd Squeal In Delight

J.R.R Tolkien, architect of all things fantastical, describes a hobbit home as follows: ”In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” And as these photos show, Tolkien fans have taken his description to heart, recreating their own homes to emulate the simple and cozy digs of one of history’s most beloved set of fictional characters.

One lifelong “Hobbit” fan who wanted to channel that love into physical reality ended up hiring Peter Archer, an architect who constructed his own take on the Hobbit lifestyle for his client in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Archer had no prior knowledge of Tolkien’s works before starting on this project, which his client uses as a museum for his J.R.R. Tolkien collection – one that has taken him over 30 years to amass.

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