World's Tallest Building Has Its First Suicide

Adrian Chen · 05/10/11 11:09AM

Sadly, tall things will always attract jumpers. The world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, got its first suicide today after a man jumped from 147th floor and landed on a terrace at the 108th floor. The 163-floor Burj Khalifa was completed last January.

You Have Hopscotch To Live For

Hamilton Nolan · 05/13/08 11:24AM

How many times have you gazed out on the subway tracks during your daily commute, wishing only for the sweet release that hurling yourself upon them would provide? Plenty of times; you're reading this site, so we know your job sucks. Some people do throw themselves in front of trains, which represents not only a wasted life, but also a hugely inconvenient municipal clean-up job. So Washington, DC has ordered up some stuff to keep your mind occupied while you're on the platform—games like Hopscotch and "I Spy." The slogan on the games reads "Life is fun. Keep on living. Use caution around the tracks." Perhaps hopscotch was not the wisest choice, then? And let's be honest—the slogan of this campaign should really be, "Anything to Momentarily Distract You From Suicidal Thoughts." After the jump (ha), one of the "I Spy" games. This would only cure a very minimal level of depression: