Willy Wonka’s glass elevator is real! Well, sort of. In Italy, there’s an elevator that can switch directions and move both horizontally and vertically. Plus, there’s a glass lookout so you can see where you’re going. See more >>
Getting stuck in an elevator's rare, but you'd assume the experience would fall somewhere between the opening of Speed and a late-night made-for-TV flick. A Chicago man turned it into Groundhog Day when, after being rescued from one elevator, he promptly got stuck in another on the way back down to safety.