If you just got home from a dreadful traffic jam, we might have something that will make you feel at least slightly better.
If anything, it will make your traffic hold-up seem like a walk in the park. It took place in Beijing, China, lasted for over 10 days and yes, it was the longest traffic jam in history.
Named as China National Highway 110 Traffic Jam, it started on August 14, 2010 with an estimated length of 60 miles (100 km), slowing the drivers down to speed of mere 0.6 miles (1 km) per day.
Many drivers were stuck for days, unable to move forward or return back. With most people barely able to stand an hour long hold-up, you can only imagine what it would have been like. The jam was caused by a capacity overload, but was met with several government regulations, eventually returning to normal.
As for the nearby locals, many of them have seized the situation as a unique business opportunity, selling drivers water and food at prices as much as 10 times higher than normal. By the end of month, the jam has mostly dissipated, enabling the usual traffic functioning, apart from a few minor slowdowns.