roller coaster

Extreme Nutjob Skates Down Roller Coaster

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...
July 22, 2009

It Adds Excitment: Chess On Rollercoasters

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...
May 28, 2009

Crazy Dutch Architects Photoshop Some Stuff

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...
September 15, 2008

Buzzball Could Be Fun, Could Be Pukey

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...
June 30, 2008

New Roller Coaster Features 97 Degree Drop

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,...
June 13, 2008

World's First Automated Restaurant

A new restaurant in Nuremberg, Germany is opening with no waiters. Because it's an automated restaurant! Named 's Baggers (yes that's correct, it starts with an apostrophe)...
August 27, 2007

Foot powered roller coaster

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with a pedal-powered roller coaster. The Skycycle at Washuzan Highland Park in Okayama has side-by-side tandem pedal-powered carts with...
March 15, 2007