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    A Rollercoaster Designed to Kill Humanely
    20 Apr 2011

    It’s a ride definitely not for the faint-hearted—a PhD candidate in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art has designed a hypothetical rollercoaster meant to kill.

    Julijonas Urbonas created his coaster as a hypothetical euthanasia machine; it will, he claims, take lives as humanely and euphorically as possible.

    “Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness and, eventually, death,” he wrote on his website.

    The 500-meter structure is designed to kill its rider from cerebral hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen supply to the brain.

    Urbonas said he was inspired to create the rollercoaster by a quote from John Allen, former president of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company: “The ultimate rollercoaster is built when you send out 24 people and they all come back dead. This could be done, you know.”
    Hypothetical pics at the link.

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    umm.........heh......hmmmm.....
    One does not greet death when he knocks at your door.

    Nay you repeatedly punch him in the throat as he slowly drags you away.
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    I think they already have that at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post



    Now I know what inspired the Cirque du Soliel!
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    "Riding the coaster’s track, the rider is subjected to a series of intensive motion elements that induce various unique experiences: from euphoria to thrill, and from tunnel vision to loss of consciousness and, eventually, death,” he wrote on his website.
    He conveniently left out the puking part.
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    I'm gonna pass on that. I've had one roller coaster make me black out before. I retained conciousness, but all I could see was black. That was freaky.
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    Wilbur, you want to go to the amusement park.:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I think they already have that at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Hypothetical pics at the link.

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    meh. I'd ride it
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