Friday, May 11, 2007

Would You Like To Swing On A Star?

When I was a wee lad, my friends and I built a swing back the woods. It was on top of a steep hill and swung over a ravine filled with thorny bushes. We'd steal the older kid's liquor, take a few tugs and swing. Occasionally fall. That always hurt, but no one got really hurt.

That's nothing compared to this.

The world's highest swing has been set up on an 1,100ft TV tower in China.

The swing is set on a 700ft high viewing platform on the tower in Harbin city, Heilongjiang province.

Participants sit on the steel seat and swing out over the city, beyond the edge of the platform.

The swing is called "Game for brave people", reports Harbin Daily.

The tower is the world's second-highest steel tower, after the Kiev tower in Ukraine.

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