Thread: Death Ride 3000
#1 Death Ride 300005-17-2011, 12:45 PMA 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.”
05-17-2011, 12:58 PM
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- Mar 2004
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.
05-17-2011, 03:38 PM
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05-17-2011, 03:40 PM
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- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
I think they already have that at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
05-17-2011, 08:49 PM"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.
05-17-2011, 08:53 PM
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.In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
05-17-2011, 09:16 PM
Wilbur, you want to go to the amusement park.:)Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
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