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London’s Pea Soupers

We’ve all heard stories about London’s infamous fogs, but they really weren’t fogs at all. In the late 19th and early 20th century, London was choking on ash and soot from burning of soft coal in homes and factories and it was quite deadly.

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The Longest Slide in the World

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a 376-foot tall tower that was built for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and is now being transformed into the world’s longest slide! At 591 feet, riders will pay $8 to slide down this slide for 37 seconds and, if you ask me… totally worth it.