Be thankful you weren't in this today. (via Getty)

I'm going to have a hard time explaining this story because I'm getting debilitating vertigo just reading about it, but here goes: two window washers spent a good portion of this afternoon hanging onto a broken piece of scaffolding outside the 68th floor of 1 World Trade Center.

According to reports, they were just going about their day, washing windows about 400 feet in the sky—you know, normal Wednesday stuff—when, at around 12:45 pm one of the cables for the scaffolding became loose, and the next thing they knew, they were dangling off the side of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.