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Actually, even Superman the escape doesn't meet their description since it doesn't top 100 mph. Only Dodonpa tops 100 and it doesn't get any where near 400 feet.
ya know, maybe when they are talking about the G forces on coasters giving you a headache or causing brain injuries, i think they fail to mention in the article that these could be vekoma SLC's or Arrow loopers, lol. but then again, what would the general reader know...
If your really evil in this life, do you come back as toilet paper????
ladies and gentlemen, due to an increase in line jumping, people caught cutting in line will no longer be ejected from the park. u will be ejected from the ride
I hope people don't start becoming deathly afriad of rideing coasters but it could happen.
Urgent , negitive news get way more attention than nice, happy news. The media, like any business, wants you to buy what they are selling. The most effective way to get you to buy that magizine or watch their news program is to draw you in with "scarry" stories that will protect you if you know about it. Listen to the wording of the next 3 second commercial for your local news.
"People are dieing from cancer-Are you next? Story at 11."
or, "Want to stay out of firey car accidents? We'll tell you how on the 10 o'clock news."
It's quite ridiculous, when you think about it.
-KoRn is the Millennium Force of ROCK-
So true Dexter. But its worth mentioning that stirring up stuff like that is what gets people to watch their news program or buy their magazine.
I hope that people won't become turned off towards coasters because of these ridiculous statements. I doubt, that this issue is really raising that much consumer concern so far. Lets just hope we will always have Bill Powers there to argue against Ed Markey for us!
0-82 in 2.3 seconds! =Wow!
For those who are interested, Ed Markey's web site has his list of supposed ride related brain injuries. http://www.house.gov/markey/iss_parkrides.htm
There does seem to be some representation of head bangers, but that may just be random clustering. I didn't notice any tendency of the injuries to be associated with high G coasters. Heck, Markey claims the Hershey Park Comet caused one. This is one of the gentlest coasters that I have ridden. Also, there is much that his web site doesn't tell, such as how long after riding symptoms first appeared.
Then of course there is one injury listed that occurred on an unknown ride, at an unknown theme park, in an unknown state, during an unknown year.
The woman who was featured in the aritcle was allegedly injured on Joker's Revenge. This a a sit down Vekoma looper which is run with the riders facing backwards.
*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 7/21/2002. ***
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