World's fastest elevator makes elevators scary

If you aren't spooked by elevators, that might change if you take a ride in Taipei's Taipei 101 building. That's because it sports the fastest elevator in the world, shooting people up from the 5th floor to the 89th floor in a mere 37 seconds. That's fast.

It uses fancy-pants triple-stage anti-overshooting systems and high-tech emergency break systems to keep it safe, but that won't make your stomach drop any faster once it starts off on its rocket flight. I'd say taking the stairs is a better idea, but walking up 84 flights of stairs isn't anything I'd wish on anybody. I guess my advice is to avoid the Taipei 101 building if you can.

TechEBlog, via Geekologie