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World’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge has opened to visitors in Zhangjiajie, central China.

The glass bridge connects two mountain cliffs in what are known as the Avatar mountains (Avatar movie was shot here) in Hunan province.

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Completed in December, the 1411ft-long bridge cost $3.4 million to build and stands 984ft above ground, state news agency Xinhua reported.

The bridge has been paved with 99 panes of three-layered transparent glass.

According to officials, the 20ft-wide bridge – designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan – has already set world records for its architecture and construction.

Park officials have said a maximum of 8,000 visitors will be allowed on the bridge each day.

Those wanting to add another thrill to their bucket list are strongly encouraged to book their slots in advance.


The 90th birthday of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has been marked by a veteran cigar maker with what is believed to be the world’s longest cigar.

The masterpiece is 90 meters long and took 10 days to create with the help of several assistants.

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The cigar was presented on long tables in an old colonial fort overlooking the harbor of Havana.

Jose Castelar and his team worked 12 hours a day for 10 days to roll the cigar, which is the width of an ordinary one.

The length of the cigar was verified by a British Embassy official, who said the information would be sent to be verified by Guinness World Records.

Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926. He governed the Republic of Cuba as prime minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as president from 1976 to 2008.