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Idiots Climb the Eiffel Tower for Shits and Giggles

The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big or go home, as they say. Read More >>

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Watching This Bloke Climb the Eiffel Tower Made Me Shiver

Ostensibly, the Eiffel Tower seems like a decent structure to climb. There are so many exposed parts that you could hold on to and so many paths to climb up that there’s no real wrong move. But then you realise, as you watch James Kingston scale the tower, that it’s actually a terrifying climb because every piece is so thin and the safe spaces are weirdly angled and that all the scaffold-like rivets and beams in the tower actually makes you completely exposed. It’s frightening. Read More >>

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The Best View of the Eiffel Tower Doesn’t Look Like the Eiffel Tower

There's something about this magnificent photo of the Eiffel Tower taken by Sylke Scholz that makes it look completely different from what I remember—most probably the choice of lenses. Read More >>

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Sharing Night-Time Photos of the Eiffel Tower is Illegal

Here's a fun but depressing Saturday afternoon fact: taking and sharing photos of the Eiffel tower at night is a copyright violation that could land you with a hefty fine (not that it's stopped the selfie-snapping masses, of course). Read More >>

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The Eiffel Tower is the Latest Landmark to Get a Glass Floor

One great way to get adventurous folks amped up about scaling landmarks is to make the act of being way-the-heck-up-high even freakier. The Eiffel Tower is the latest to get a stomach-flipping glass floor 187 feet above the teensy little people on the pavement below. Read More >>

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Watch a Very Detail-Orientated Man Carve the Eiffel Tower Into a Pencil

We've seen plenty of tiny works of art hit the internet lately. But it's truly rare to see how one of these impossibly small masterpieces is actually created. Architecture students in Mumbai offer us a glimpse at the mini sculpture skills of Vilas Lakkabathini in this video, though, and it's transfixing. Read More >>

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68 Plans For London’s Hilariously Misguided Response to the Eiffel Tower

In 1889, Paris unveiled the magnificent Eiffel Tower. It was a worldwide sensation. London, meanwhile, was green with stiff-upper-lip envy. Not about to be outdone, city officials announced a competition for a grand monument of its own, and revealed 68 of the entries in a showcase catalog. Read More >>

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How One Man Is Turning the Eiffel Tower into a Song

If you want to make music, you've got a plenty of different instruments to choose from. But if you want to make really unique (or weird) music, you've got to find something off the beaten path. That's why Joseph Bertolozzi chose the Eiffel Tower. Read More >>

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Your Posture Affects Your Decision Making

Scientists have found that if you lean to the left, you think Michael Jackson had fewer number one hit singles than if you lean to the right or stand up straight. Read More >>