Your next Roller Coaster ride could kill you

Monday, August 30, 2004 1:45 PM
Well that's what this article says anyway.


http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=117&art_id=qw1093878542380B265

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Monday, August 30, 2004 1:55 PM
Jebus. Your next walk from the TV to the kitchen could kill you, too. And I thought speeding up the heart was a good thing (i.e. exercise).
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Monday, August 30, 2004 2:01 PM
Yeah, and your next drive to work could be your last. Give me a break.

Next!

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Monday, August 30, 2004 2:07 PM
Aren't the *pre-existing* warnings on rides SUFFICIENT? ;)
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Monday, August 30, 2004 2:10 PM
What did that article say that we didn't already know? If you have a weak heart, don't ride. What's so hard to understand about that?
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Monday, August 30, 2004 2:19 PM
The "No Sh**" article of the year...
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Monday, August 30, 2004 2:42 PM
Everyone should stay home and watch children shows. ;)
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Monday, August 30, 2004 3:22 PM
I think those are more deadly than anything else.
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Monday, August 30, 2004 3:27 PM
^Ha, ha! Ain't that the truth. Actually, you reminded me of a great Strongbad email:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail110.html

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Monday, August 30, 2004 3:31 PM
Now I'm no medical expert, but I did just for curiosity reasons hold 2 fingers to my neck to check my pulse going up the lift, on the 2nd hill, and at the end of the ride on S:RoS @ SFA. From what I remember, my pulse changed little to none through the entire ride.

Perhaps it may also have something to do with how scared you are of the ride. Being nervous and/or scared increases the heartrate as well, not just the ride.

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Monday, August 30, 2004 4:05 PM
I challenge anyone to name anything that can NOT kill you. Sitting in a chair can kill you, using a garden hose, walking to the kitchen, etc. It's all a matter of probability, and we all know the probability of being killed on a coaster is a VERY slim chance, much less than lightning, etc.
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Monday, August 30, 2004 4:11 PM
Right...even doing nothing can kill you ;)
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Monday, August 30, 2004 4:54 PM
Especially if you are immortal. ;)
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Monday, August 30, 2004 5:04 PM
Using this computer can kill me, especially if that storm outside doesn't let up soon.....:-D

-Tina

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Monday, August 30, 2004 6:04 PM
Please, that's a load of crap. Try swimming a mile for time where your heart rate is about 180 for about 20 mins.
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Monday, August 30, 2004 6:06 PM
I take it you are a swimmer?

I take it you haven't died yet? ;)

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Monday, August 30, 2004 6:18 PM
Yeah, or running long distances like myself. Or any strenuous excersise.
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Monday, August 30, 2004 6:27 PM
From the article...


The doctors said the ride was safe for most people, but those with weak hearts should take the warnings seriously

And those with weak hearts should stay away from I-270/US-23/OH-315 during rush hour, but I have yet to see any warning signs around there (except perhaps for "Thru Traffic Keep Left")...

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Monday, August 30, 2004 6:37 PM
jimmybob, just wait until the big yellow front-loaders start showing up and lanes start closing next year. I don't want to be anywhere *near* the northwest side when that happens.
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Monday, August 30, 2004 8:37 PM
Um...no.
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