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2013-05-25 11:29:21 PM
That's not Kim Kardashian.
 
2013-05-25 11:34:49 PM
What bothers me is that I can't find any images with a cable backup for those chains.  If a chain fails while the ride is running full tilt, it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.
 
2013-05-25 11:45:39 PM
I love the older couple behind him who are casually enjoying the ride.

Isn't this kind of a giant lightning rod? I mean, I'd ride this, but not when there's any clouds in the area. It looks moderately fun.
 
2013-05-25 11:52:46 PM

Ahhh_Ennui: I love the older couple behind him who are casually enjoying the ride.


Came in to mention this.  Dude's sitting there screaming and yelling and all the while there's what appears to be a retired couple sitting behind him, wearing their matching sweatshirts, hands folded calmly in their laps as they smile and take in the scenery.
 
2013-05-26 12:04:41 AM

timujin: Came in to mention this.  Dude's sitting there screaming and yelling and all the while there's what appears to be a retired couple sitting behind him, wearing their matching sweatshirts, hands folded calmly in their laps as they smile and take in the scenery.


They've simply accepted the inevitability of their death.

/ Not even at gunpoint.
 
2013-05-26 12:24:41 AM

Lsherm: it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.


Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor
 
2013-05-26 12:38:15 AM
 
2013-05-26 12:41:04 AM
Better wear your brown pants
 
2013-05-26 12:45:11 AM

Lsherm: What bothers me is that I can't find any images with a cable backup for those chains.  If a chain fails while the ride is running full tilt, it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.


shhh, your supposed to save talk like that for the ride up.

/never met an amusement park ride I wouldn't try
//then again, perhaps I might want to read up on just how lax regulations are in Shiatkickerland
 
2013-05-26 12:51:20 AM
Knott's has a 300' version of this, that broke down last year stranding people for 3 hours in the sun.
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/19/13972376-malfunction-stra nd s-amusement-park-riders-300-feet-in-air-for-hours?lite
 
2013-05-26 01:21:21 AM

Lsherm: What bothers me is that I can't find any images with a cable backup for those chains.  If a chain fails while the ride is running full tilt, it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.


Note the only things keeping the people on the ride are those snappy red seatbelts and their hands gripping the chains.
 
2013-05-26 01:29:51 AM
Take up a bag of quarters and let the good times fly.
 
2013-05-26 02:50:57 AM

Lsherm: What bothers me is that I can't find any images with a cable backup for those chains.  If a chain fails while the ride is running full tilt, it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.


If they're like the one's I've ridden on, there's a little cable that goes down wrapped around the chains to provide backup support.
 
2013-05-26 03:04:02 AM
I really want to ride that.
 
2013-05-26 03:14:10 AM
25.media.tumblr.com

Scared? Who's scared. Geronimo.
 
2013-05-26 03:32:56 AM
Unmentioned in the article is the fact that the ride's superior height was funded primarily by storing ammonium nitratre in the structure's giant spinning peak. Locals have no qualms about this as they have repeatedly prayed to God to spare the structure from a lightning strike.
 
2013-05-26 03:41:29 AM
Tallest is in Sweden iirc.

Next stupid article.
 
2013-05-26 03:42:56 AM
Lsherm: What bothers me is that I can't find any images with a cable backup for those chains. If a chain fails while the ride is running full tilt, it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.

I (along with a few friends) used to be regulars at Knots Berry Farm. Of all the rides there, I refused to get on the swings, it did not pass my 'risk vs reward' equation.

Let me get this straight, it's a swing, held up by two metal chains that look to be about the same size as what a normal swing would be held up by? Have you ever heard the term "weakest link"? Fark that, let's get on the Supreme Scream again.

www.americacoasters.com
 
2013-05-26 03:43:17 AM
Don't forget. You're here FOREVER!

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-26 03:44:44 AM
ShawnDoc : Knott's has a 300' version of this, that broke down last year stranding people for 3 hours in the sun.

The 300' version doesn't use chains, I would ride that.

But I wouldn't ride one with chains if it was even just 20' off the ground.
 
2013-05-26 03:49:14 AM
Yeah, anything that looks too much like the plot of the next final destination movie, no thanks.
 
2013-05-26 03:50:46 AM
ShawnDoc : Knott's has a 300' version of this, that broke down last year stranding people for 3 hours in the sun.

Now with IMG src goodness.

msnbcmedia.msn.com VS i.dailymail.co.uk

Some sort of support structure vs chains they stole from the Junkyard Dog
pwa.wrestlingx.net

// the Del Mar Fair also has one of the latter versions. I don't ride it at amusement parks, there's no farking way I'm going to ride the Carnie version.
 
2013-05-26 03:52:00 AM
I know we would be safe because there has never been an accident from a swing ride like this before in TX.

/let the bodies hit the floor
 
2013-05-26 04:14:33 AM
www.wearysloth.com

Nopenopenope, I don't wanna...
 
2013-05-26 04:34:34 AM
I live near Six Flags.  I can actually see many Six Flags rides as well as that Stadium dome thing.  I kind of want to try it.  I mean, if it fails and I'm on it, it could possibly throw my soon to be corpse into my own home.
 
2013-05-26 04:38:58 AM
Things are more fun with the possibility of death involved.
 
2013-05-26 04:57:35 AM

vartian: timujin: Came in to mention this.  Dude's sitting there screaming and yelling and all the while there's what appears to be a retired couple sitting behind him, wearing their matching sweatshirts, hands folded calmly in their laps as they smile and take in the scenery.

They've simply accepted the inevitability of their death.

/ Not even at gunpoint.


funny'd
 
2013-05-26 05:27:43 AM

SpdrJay: Things are more fun with the possibility of death involved.


i4.ytimg.com
 
2013-05-26 05:41:05 AM
Went to Universal Studios theme park in Orlando with a client who's an overgrown kid.  He took off running as soon as we saw the rollercoaster.

"C'mon, you like really big 'coasters, don't you?"

"Only if they're under really big drinks," I said, as I veered towards Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.
 
2013-05-26 06:29:37 AM
Look, I can see my house from here!

And there's Russia and Sarah Palin waving and isn' that the back of my head?
 
2013-05-26 06:42:07 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-26 06:47:25 AM

Lsherm: What bothers me is that I can't find any images with a cable backup for those chains.  If a chain fails while the ride is running full tilt, it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.


Just remember... it's not the fall that will kill you... it's the sudden stop.
imaginarycinema.com
 
2013-05-26 06:53:02 AM

Great Janitor: I mean, if it fails and I'm on it, it could possibly throw my a complete stranger's soon to be corpse into my own home.


FTFY.  Sleep soundly.
 
2013-05-26 07:22:27 AM
"The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."

No, I haven't disabled cookies, only set my browser to dump them when I close it.  The Daily Fail's main page loads just fine.
 
2013-05-26 07:39:15 AM

scalpod: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

Nope,  nope,  nope, I don't wanna...


The woman in the second link is enjoying far too much narrating the injury (death?) of children.
 
2013-05-26 07:48:51 AM

Lsherm: What bothers me is that I can't find any images with a cable backup for those chains.  If a chain fails while the ride is running full tilt, it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.


Who cares?

Anyone who gets on a contraption like that automatically expects to die. Living is a bonus.
 
2013-05-26 08:15:16 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: "The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."

No, I haven't disabled cookies, only set my browser to dump them when I close it.  The Daily Fail's main page loads just fine.


... whats a firefox?  Is that made by netscape?
 
2013-05-26 08:19:47 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-26 08:22:24 AM
it's a nope because the bastards shut down Astroworld
 
2013-05-26 08:25:07 AM
Damn... You'd better have some major redundancy built into those chains.
 
2013-05-26 08:57:00 AM
 
2013-05-26 08:59:53 AM
Also, wouldn't someone puking on this ride shower everyone in the park?
 
2013-05-26 09:00:35 AM
My own nope...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcEHScyJnh8
 
2013-05-26 09:01:47 AM
Did my link work?  Nope!

http://youtu.be/mcEHScyJnh8
 
2013-05-26 09:11:17 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: fly off on a tangent.


Freaking Rush Limball.
 
2013-05-26 09:17:56 AM
Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett died in Texas. But it wasn't from a Six Flags in Arlington death trap breaking.
 
2013-05-26 09:21:06 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Sigh.

Centrifugal Force, in physics, the tendency of an object following a curved path to fly away from the center of curvature. Centrifugal force is not a true force; it is a form of inertia (the tendency of objects that are moving in a straight line to continue moving in a straight line). Centrifugal force is referred to as a force for convenience-because it balances centripetal force, which is a true force. If a ball is swung on the end of a string, the string exerts centripetal force on the ball and causes it to follow a curved path. The ball is said to exert centrifugal force on the string, tending to break the string and fly off on a tangent.


Just for you my friend.
 
2013-05-26 09:50:16 AM

DanInKansas: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Sigh.

Centrifugal Force, in physics, the tendency of an object following a curved path to fly away from the center of curvature. Centrifugal force is not a true force; it is a form of inertia (the tendency of objects that are moving in a straight line to continue moving in a straight line). Centrifugal force is referred to as a force for convenience-because it balances centripetal force, which is a true force. If a ball is swung on the end of a string, the string exerts centripetal force on the ball and causes it to follow a curved path. The ball is said to exert centrifugal force on the string, tending to break the string and fly off on a tangent.

Just for you my friend.


Yep, I expected someone would post that.  Whoever wrote the comic failed at physics.  If you punch an egg, you would say that the force was being applied from your fist. Most people wouldn't say newton's third law made the egg apply force to the fist in the opposite direction, that's just a property of mass.  Strangely, as soon as you introduce a circle to the system, people get confused and fail to realize that, in your picture, the wheel the man is strapped to is the fist.  There is no "new" force that arises just because the same thing is happening in a rotating circle.
 
2013-05-26 09:51:43 AM

Godscrack: Lsherm: it will probably result in the rest of them failing until someone gets a fatal lesson in centrifugal force.

Let the bodies hit the floor
Let the bodies hit the floor


Wow, my hand instinctively twitched as if about to dive for the mute button.
 
2013-05-26 09:58:19 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Yep, I expected someone would post that.  Whoever wrote the comic failed at physics.


No he didn't, actually.

"After graduating from the Chesterfield County Mathematics and Science High School at Clover Hill: A Renaissance Program, he graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2006 with a degree in physics. Munroe worked as an independent contractor for NASA at the Langley Research Center before and after his graduation."

When did you get your physics degree?
 
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