10 Most Dangerously Theme Park Rides of All Time

November 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc, Places and Nature

The very idea behind theme park rides is to scare people. They attract the thrill-seeking, the naive and the stupid in their millions every year. Remember when you were a kid and you always wondered if the rides really were that dangerous? Well, turns out some of them were.

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Neurotics beware: here lie enough horror stories to put you off your local amusement park for good, permanently rendering you one of those jittery guys who watch their friends plummeting through loop-the-loops while they eat corn dogs from the safety of a bench. Yes, we bring you the 10 most dangerous – and ill-conceived – amusement park rides of all time.

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10. Cannonball Loop Slide

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As this list shows, New Jersey’s Action Park is pretty much the Mecca of bafflingly stupid ride concepts, so it was no surprise – sometime in the ’80s – that some genius at the park’s headquarters decided it would be a smart idea to invent a fully enclosed water slide that incorporated a complete loop-the-loop at the end. The ride was the only one of its kind, and proved so unstable that it was only tested a handful of times, reputedly following the apparent decapitation of a test dummy and, according to some reports, injuries suffered by employees who took the kamikaze plunge on trial runs.

9. Alpine Slide

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Alpine slides were seemingly only conceived in order to make use of steep slopes and save tightfisted theme parks some dollars. The concept is very simple: build a breakneck, winding concrete trackway with shallow edges down a huge freakin’ hill and let the general public fly down it on a ludicrously temperamental cart with a mostly useless handbrake. Aside from obvious risks such as grazing one’s body practically to the bone upon bailing, actual deaths aren’t unheard of, with one unfortunate individual at a certain East Coast theme park hitting his head fatally against a rock when his cart derailed. Read more

21st Century Movies Sent Back in Time To Past Decades

June 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Funny

How would it look like if we took 21st Century Movie Posters and, with the help of an incredible miracle, sent those movie posters back in time to past decades? Find out in this great 14 photo gallery transforming movies from 21th century into their funny versions using styles and design techniques of  different decades of the 20th century and later. The results are truly awesome and hilariously funny comparison of movie posters featuring: Avatar, the Matrix, the Lord of the Rings, Juno, Batman: the Dark Knight, 50 Cent’s: Get Rich and Zombieland.

Avatar

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Avatar of 1990′s

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Matrix Reloaded

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Matrix Reloaded of 1980′s

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The Lord of the Ring’s

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The Lord of the Ring’s of 1970′s

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Scary Zombie-Walk Parades

June 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Odd World

What would you think of if you saw a horde of zombie marching your way. I know I wouldn’t feel comfortable, bearing in mind the amount of zombie movies I have seen.

Nevertheless, this kind of costuming as zombies and organizing mass zombie walk events is quite popular thought the whole world. You can surely tell that people participating in zombie walks have lots of fun. The only thing they lack is parade balloons, that they had eaten icon smile in Scary Zombie Walk Parades

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If you are thinking about organizing a zombie walk yourself or participating in one, to keep you informed here are some important (funny) rules: Read more

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