The paremeter fencing that's in the woods has barbed wire on top of it becuase people would try to sneak in that way. I'm not sure what there now, but there was at least one, but possibly two barbed wire fences back on the hill behind the Log Flume before Scorcher was put in.
CP Chris said:
Whatever happened to Darwinism? I say let the dumb people weed themselves out, that way they don't continue to spread their seed. Our country spends too much time trying to protect stupid people from themselves.
Starting with you?
That's very insensitive. I see that attitude a lot these days, and quite frankly, it's wrong. A people are strong when they take care of their weak, poor, and sick. You are suggesting that we become like monsters?
For example, if retarded adults can't find work without assistance, we should let them starve? That's Darwinism right there. Humanity is above that.
By the way, "dumb people" can have very intelligent children. That's a great loophole in "Darwinism".
The greater good of the species is often in tension with the inidivual good of its members. Saving members of our species is often inherently beneficial to the greater good, whether or not it benefits other individuals.
Summary: Having a more diverse gene pool is a good thing for our species.
Seriously, how about fences signs along all of our highways? Ridiculous.
Maybe the park could add an extra ride host position or move the crowd control host to where he/she could see the bulk of the line. Therefore the host could watch over the line and make sure nothing crazy is going on. If the host sees a guest about to hop a fence, the host could go over and attend to the guest for whatever reason they wish to go into a restricted area.
The fences are there to protect people from the rides since it is very dangerous. I don't feel sorry for this kid at all.
Look at any new car on the road. You have ABS and airbags (great saftey features), but there's the STUPID stuff any drive who aware shouldn't need. In no particular order: Blind spot detection (it called turning your head!), Tire pressure montioring (use a tire gauge in your glove box!), driver's vanity mirrors (you shouldn't be applying lipstick or shaving at 70 mph). I think I make my point.
Heck, they already have warnings on 5-gallon pails warning how a kid could drown.
Which is a very good thing, considering that
"Of all buckets, the 5-gallon size presents the greatest hazard to young children because of its tall, straight sides and weight, even with just a small amount of liquid. At 14-inches high, a 5-gallon bucket is about half the height of a young child. That, combined with the stability, makes it nearly impossible for top-heavy infants and toddlers to free themselves when they fall into the bucket head first. A child can drown in a small amount of water."
Let's please not pretend that reasonable requirements like signs on buckets telling people to not leave them around children have any parallel to signs telling folks to not climb 2 fences and jump in front of roller coasters.
In the case of blind spot detection and features on cars, I think we have those just because we get a kick out of technology. I mean, my mom has a car with an actual camera that shows the back end of the car so you don't hit anything. It's not totally 100% reliable, and she doesn't need it (being an excellent driver), but we both got such a kick out of it when she first bought the car. We're a technologically fascinated world right now. Shame that that fascination doesn't translate into the understanding of said technology (big metal looping coaster might weigh thousands of pounds and could take my head off if I step in front of it).
Otherwise there are some pretty dumb labels out there. Like different products that are labeled "not to be taken internally." Which makes you realize that somebody did ingest some Preparation H at some time. Which also makes you realize that person probably won a lawsuit because the tube wasn't properly marked and he wasn't warned not to swallow hemorrhoid medicine.
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