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Elevator Goes Fast, Makes You Pee Pants

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The Taipei 101 has the fastest elevators in the world, which whisk passengers from the 5th floor to the 89th floor observation deck at a top speed of 37.7 MPH. The trip only takes 37-seconds. The elevators feature triple-stage anti-overshooting systems and high-tech emergency brake systems, but are still scary as hell. I just don't like the idea of being shot out the top of a building at 40 MPH. I'll stick to the stairs -- I need the exercise and it's embarrassing when you pee your pants in front of people.

A video after the break, which is just a monitor showing how fast the elevator is dropping.

World's Fastest Elevator Reaches 37.7 MHP, Shoots Passengers Up 84 Floors in 37-Seconds [techeblog]

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