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  • April 25, 2014
    This is a video of some guy demoing an Oculus Rift in a mall (Oh shit -- TGI Fridays?! I'll have the loaded potato skins!) and riding a virtual roller coaster when his buddy pushes him over right when he's about to make the first drop. He freaks out. And I don't blame him, it... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2013
    These are the shots of some Minecraft Creeper riding the roller coaster at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. There's not really much else to say except acknowledge you and I both are jealous we didn't think of it first. Personally, I always try to fake puke... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2013
    This is a video of the Beetle Juice roller coaster Youtube user nuropsych1 built in Minecraft creative mode on an X-Box (wow). No screencap could really capture the scale or trippy visuals of the coaster though, so if you're going to watch it, watch it, and if you're not, that... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2012
    Seen here pushing her up the ramp with a stick, a father prepares his daughter for the ride of her childhood on the homemade rollercoaster he built in the backyard using nothing but lumber, PVC pipe, and concrete. Father of the year, or reckless child endangerment -- you be th... / Continue →
  • August 31, 2011
    You might have won this round, but as soon as I figure out how to disguise a horse as a human and train it to not shit while we make our way through the queue line then IT. IS. ON. That's right, I'm going for the polo. No, no I'm not. But I will eat six hotdogs and try to v... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2011
    Fun for the whole family! (except children under 48") This is a picture of Japan's new Takabisha roller coaster at the Fuji-Q (NOT Suzie-Q) Highland amusement park near Mount Fuji. It features a 121-degree drop so, not only will you be ejected from your seat, but hit by the c... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2011
    This is a conceptual roller coaster designed by Royal College of Art doctoral student Julijonas Urbonas to kill all the riders as fun and ethically as possible. WHEEEEEEEEE!! *eyes roll back in head* "Euthanasia Coaster" is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a rol... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2010
    This is a video of the Ferrari F-1 roller coaster in Abu Dhabi. It does 0 to 62 in two seconds and tops out at 150MPH. Impressive, Ferrari roller coaster, but I've gone faster. On a bike. Sure it was in a dream and the bike also flew like the one in E.T., but I'll be damned... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2010
    In 'those are definitely not the people I want to see naked riding a roller coaster' news, there was a new nude coastering record set over the weekend in Essex, England, during a fundraiser for breast cancer. Wow, just imagine all those penises and boobies (link NSFW) floppin'... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2010
    Apparently the Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster has existed at CedarPoint amusement park (Sandusky, OH) since 2003, and you all know what that means: it's just about time for me to get around to posting it! Anyway, this is a point-of-view video showing the acceleration (NSFW... / Continue →
  • January 24, 2010
    Maybe you already knew this because you're a Hogwarts graduate but Universal Studios is opening a Harry Potter themed section of its Islands of Adventure park in Orlando this spring. Magic! From what i can tell it's gonna be like three rides (NSFW) and twelve ridiculously ove... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2009
    No this isn't Roller Coaster Tycoon, this is real life! The "Sum of all Thrills" is a new ride at Disney's Epcot Center that allows children to design their own roller coasters and then ride them in a virtual reality environment with the aid of a giant robotic arm. I smell vo... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2009
    Geekologie Reader Fitz and his friends, inspired by the post we did a while back about playing chess on roller coasters, decided to put a different spin on the pastime and make a house of cards on a coaster. This is the resulting shot. We went to the amusement park yesterday,... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2009
    German extreme sportster Dirk Auer strapped on a pair of specially designed lollerblades and, with roflcopter hovering overhead (but not really), skated down a roller coaster at a German amusement park. He undoubtedly soiled his speedsuit. Spending two months planning the outr... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2009
    Chess on rollercoasters is a phenomenon allegedly started by another xkcd cartoon (which you can see by clicking the link or hitting the jump). It's probably old as all hell and I should be beat mercilessly between your breasts as punishment. Go ahead, I can take it. *BWUBWU... / Continue →
  • May 7, 2009
    You know how there's a camera that takes a picture of you on the steepest drop of a roller coaster? And then the park tries to peddle said photo after you get off the ride? Yeah, well Disney used to have boob-scanning personnel that would look at all the pictures before they ... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2008
    This picture (and the others after the jump) were created by Dutch architecture firm NL as a creative exercise in design and were recently presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale. I have no idea what this has to do with anything, but now I want to be an architect. And a... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2008
    Evento's Buzzball is is a giant ball with a seat in it that's being hailed as a one-person roller coaster. At the heart of the Buzzball is a dual motor configuration, enabling the pilot to control the motion and direction of travel via left and right control triggers, which ... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2008
    John Ivers is a man with a dream. A dream of building a roller coaster in his backyard. And he did it, using nothing but scrap metal, his welding skills, and "the seat of his pants". This leads me to believe John has balls of at least quartz (a 7 on Mohs hardness scale). Th... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2008
    The New Fahrenheit roller coaster at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania features a 97 degree drop at the beginning. That's 7 degrees past vertical (see picture: right side, where the track curves back in). At the bottom of the drop riders experience 4 G's and then puke and/or passo... / Continue →