Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Athryn, Jan 4, 2012.
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Damn, I wish I had that much cabinet space!
My guess is Russian amusement park.
Looks like a fucking awesome trebuchet to me!
I wonder what's the G-force on that?
Who cares? You could land in a bed of bunnies and cotton 7 feet deep and it'd still kill you.
Seriously though, what the hell is it?
I dunno, but it looks like a trebuchet. If it's actually an amusement park "ride," then fuck that.
It appears to be some sort of medieval suicide booth.
There it is. The greatest security cam footage in history.
I read a science fiction book once where there was a suicide booth which put you in a large centrifuge and spun you until the G-Force was so powerful that the blood in your body couldn't overcome it and you had a stroke. I can't remember which book that was.
That seems like a pretty unpleasant way to take yourself out intentionally.
Not if you ride it like this.
I think there's fairly good science behind it. Lots of people have passed out from excess G-forces and they don't describe it as pain, as such. And once you pass out I would presume that the force providing for death aren't noticeable. But then again, anyone who has died from it can't tell us. (Because they're dead.)
See, it looks like a super-fun way to commit suicide to me. I'd love for my last word to be "Wheee!!!!!".
Some design student made/designed a rollercoaster of death, with that exact intention. I think it was where I read about the g-force death.
The Euthanasia Coaster, yeah.
Goats are assholes.
Yeah that was it. Not science fiction, but futurism!
totally worth watching the whole thing
A YouTube mirror for people who have trouble with Vimeo for whatever reason (e.g. me):
Bonus: in the bit at 2:43, watch the middle towards the bottom.
Heh "gravity is a mistake".
Ah. So they're all tongue in cheek fictional CGI rides. That makes more sense.
What the fuck.
Yeah his name is shift6 and he played a whoooooooole lot of Roller Coaster Tycoon.
Heh - that gif was exactly in sync with my ticking watch when I saw it.
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