A couple questions that I think would be interesting for discussion here...
Have these deaths always been occuring, but not been reported by the press? Has the Mission Space deaths caused the press to be more aware of this issue?
Do these deaths give Senator Markey any more ammunition for his campaign against thrill rides and his ideas about limiting G-forces on rides? Most of these deaths are from high-G attractions where the high-G's were probably what caused the pre-existing condition to manifest itself.
This year, even compared to other "internet" years has seemed EXTREMELY worse in terms of the number of these incidents. Why? I can't think of anything other than just chance. Rides haven't changed, number of riders hasn't changed, nor have people changed.
What can be done? I'm not sure anything. The know if your pregnant, have back conditions, etc not signage is there, the knowledge is out there (people to ride). The only option is have a Dr. exam, CT Scan, and XRAY before you board, etc. and that's just rediculous. *** Edited 7/28/2006 4:27:11 PM UTC by Peabody***
I'm going to CLP next week, and i think i'm going to have my BP checked before i go. I've never done that before, but after all these reports, I better.
Great Lakes Brewery Patron...
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Great Lakes Brewery Patron...
People are going to die somewhere, maybe amusement parks are the new 'elephant's graveyard'. :(
A heart murmmer, or blood clot can be found pretty easily. A anurisim however is more difficult but if you ever have a dizzy spell or blurred vision or something. Go get checked out. It's not the rides fault. If you were healthy to begin with you would not have died.
People with anurisims are just as likely to keel over from jumping up and down, on a baskeball court or from slamming the car brakes. Sadly there is no real way to know a rider is able to ride or not and most people don't even think about it if they've never had symptoms.
DON'T KNOW IT!
Get checked out reguarly, no matter your age weight or anything.
*** Edited 7/28/2006 8:39:03 PM UTC by ApolloAndy*** *** Edited 7/28/2006 8:39:18 PM UTC by ApolloAndy***
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
And then there's the issue of kids riding. If a parent has a child screaming to ride something, the parent might just let them do it, whether or not the child can really handle it. Ride operators are then caught between telling the parent "I'm sorry, but your child can't ride because (insert reason here)", risking a p.o.-ed parent, and letting the kid ride anyway and risking a potential accident. Again, a no-winner. *** Edited 7/29/2006 1:20:16 PM UTC by ilovethewildone***
And all this time I thought riding coasters was supposed to LOWER your blood pressure. ;)
It's Global Warming!!!
Because of America's laziness in not stopping global warming human bodies are no longer capable to handle these intense rides (rides which also happen to be harmful to the environment)!
This messsage brought to by Algore.
Prowler. Opens May,2 2009.
*** Edited 7/29/2006 10:40:42 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
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