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The “Euthanasia Coaster” is Designed to Kill You

Julijonas Urbonas

Is Julijonas Urbonas the next Dr Kevorkian?

If you have ever experienced a basic roller coaster, you probably remember that slow climb up to the top before making your way down a steep drop. Now imagine making your way up and knowing that this roller coaster will end your life.

Sounds pretty scary, right?

Lithuanian designer Julijonas Urbonas envisions such a roller coaster, and for some strange reason it might become a reality.

According to Urbonas, the “Euthanasia Coaster is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely — with elegance and euphoria — take the life of a human being.”

The ride last for what might be the longest (and last) 3 minutes of your life. It begins with a very long and slow climb to the top (about a third of a mile). On the way up a 1600 foot climb, the riders have time to re-think their decision, or reminisce about their lives. The long climb is followed by a massive fall which turns into 7 deadly loops. Traveling at a speed of 223 mph, the drop and the loops combined take a total of one minute. The gravitation force that is created by this combination is lethal.

Urbonas said that he was inspired by his love for amusement parks and his PhD study. He explains that the roller coaster isn’t just about death. It is more of an art to him and he defines it as an “Euthanasia system that offers a person an artful departure from the world.”

Seems pretty ridiculous to me!

To me he sounds like Dr.Kevorkian with a little touch of excitement. He is basically assisting people with suicide which is something Jack Kevorkian did. Instead of a physician-assisted suicide, this roller coaster can be considered an attraction-assisted suicide.

Basically, people who choose to ride the roller coaster will experience cerebral hypoxia. This is something that happens to people when they fly at high altitudes or deep-water dive.

Urbonas explains what a person would experience:

“if you are lucky, or rather g-force-resistant enough to be awake [after the initial fall], your vision may blur, lose color (greyout) and peripheral sight (tunnel vision), even disappear completely (blackout) together with hearing. Eventually, this experience — accompanied with disorientation, anxiety, confusion, and, most importantly, euphoria — is crowned with GLOC (G-force induced Loss Of Consciousness), during which the body is completely limp and vivid bizarre dreams occur such as being in a maze and unable to get out, or floating in a white space, not knowing who you are, why you are here, etc.”

This euphoria seems pretty intense and some may want to experience it, but the part where you die at the end is not that appealing.

Euthanasia Coaster

Euthanasia Coaster's deadly design

He tries to make his idea sound somewhat sane when he explains one of the coasters features:

“The rider has a few minutes to contemplate his decision and his life in retrospect. He would find enough time to adapt to the height and get through a series of imaginary fatal falls, while realizing that the objects on the ground are getting smaller…The slightest movement of the car would trigger intense heart-beating and goosebumps and most importantly it would test your decision. Therefore the very top of the tower is an ideal place to give the very last word.”

I don’t buy it at all.

If this roller coaster is built, expect a great amount of lawsuits against it. Although Euthanasia is legal in Lithuania, the coasters inhumane nature will cause too many problems. My prediction is that Euthanasia will actually be made illegal if this attraction is built.

Dr.Kevorkian thought he had a good idea until he was put in jail for 8 years. Personally, I believe it is a terrible idea, and it would only add to the stupidity of the human race.

Source: Discovery News

Is Marc Martel the Next Freddie Mercury?

Freddie Mercury and marc martel

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury was arguably the best front man of all time. The way that he performed for his fans was unbelievable. He kept the audience involved from beginning to end, putting on an amazing show every single time he stepped foot on the stage.

Not only was he known for his physical performances, but he was also known as one of the best male vocalists ever. His voice sends chills down the back of any listener. He was the core of one of the most successful world-wide rock bands ever, Queen.

Everyone in the world knows Queen for songs such as We Will Rock You, We are the Champions, and Bohemian Rhapsody. To be honest, these songs are at the bottom of my list of favorite Queen songs, but they are still legendary.

After Freddie passed away, Queen was not the same. Although some of their famous songs still live on in movies and shows, they weren’t able to make the great music that they did with Freddie.

Years after his death in 1991, Queen started to have competitions to see who can sing or perform like Freddie, whether it was just for fun or to actually try to find a new front man.

There has been bands such as Almost Queen, who are pretty good, but nowhere even close to the original band. About 6 years ago, I went to see Queen perform with Paul Rodgers as the front man. Paul Rodgers is the lead singer of the band Bad Company. He did a good job respecting Freddie and doing the band a favor, but in my opinion, he sucked.

It is very hard to match Freddie’s voice, but someone is ready to prove that he has what it takes.

Marc Martel is a lead singer for a small band of him and his friends. When he was informed about a recent competition that Roger Taylor (Queen’s drummer)  was running to find the best musicians to make a Queen tribute band, he decided to send in his video. I am a big Queen fan, and let me tell you, he is AMAZING! Obviously he can’t sound exactly like Freddie, but I bet he is the closest in the world.

This video went viral very quickly, and now it has close to 6 million views. That is unbelievable!

At first I didn’t believe it was his real voice, but Ellen DeGeneres quickly helped verify this. She saw his video, and made sure to get him on her show.

He sure doesn’t have the stage presence that Freddie Mercury had, but I believe his voice is the closest that you can get to Freddie.

If you turn away from your computer screen and just listen to him, he sounds even more like Freddie Mercury.

 

Real Life 50 First Dates: Girl Forgets Everything Every 24 Hours

If you have seen 50 First Dates, you would know that Drew Barrymore’s character got into a car accident and suffered brain damage that gave her severe  memory loss. Every day she had to be reminded of who her boyfriend was (Adam Sandler) and what had happened to her. She watches a movie every morning that re-introduces her to her everyday life.

How scary is that?

It was an interesting concept in the movie, but in real life it would be someone’s worst nightmare.

Sadly, this is reality for 19-year-old Jess Lydon. Her condition isn’t as bad as Drew Barrymore’s was, but it is still unfortunate.

Susac syndrome Jess Lydon

Jess Lydon suffers from Susac Syndrome

It is called Susac Syndrome and it only allows you to remember what happened in the last 24 hours. So instead of being trapped in the past, she is actually trapped in the present.

Susac Syndrome is so rare that it has only affected 250 people in the world. People who suffer from Susac Syndrome also suffer from other symptoms such as severe headaches and dizziness. The cause of this condition is unknown.

Jess Lydon forgets what she did the day before, what she ate the day before, and who she spoke to the day before. You may be thinking, “I forget stuff that I did a day earlier too!”

Well a lot of people do, but you can probably take a couple of minutes to think and finally remember your entire day. Jess simply cannot do that.

The worst part is that her boyfriend broke up with her because he could not handle her condition, but every morning she wakes up thinking that she is still with him. So every morning someone has to tell her that they are no longer together, and she is heartbroken over and over again.

Jess explained how this condition has drastically changed her life:  “My life is ruined and my memory has gone. I have no past — just the present.”

Her mom puts it perfectly: “Jess’s life has become a living nightmare.”

Source: The Sun

Simulated Zombie Apocalypse in Florida

Zombie Adventure

Zombie Adventure

Have you ever watched a zombie movie and said to yourself  “I kind of wish this happened in real life”?

No?

For some reason, I have this strange desire to participate and try to survive a zombie outbreak, real or fake. I know there are some other people out there that agree with me.

Imagine being able to have your weapons of choice, team of choice and a safe house or base while being attacked by waves of zombies?

Obviously we wouldn’t want this to happen in reality, but there is a place that offers a simulation of a zombie take-over.

In Kissimmee, Florida, there is an attraction called Zombie Adventure, and it is everything that a horror/zombie fan would ever want.

You show up with your team, gear up, grab your weapons, and start planning your strategy for survival.

For 2 hours, you roam around a 30 acre stretch of land with your team that is set up and staged perfectly. There is a crash site where the contamination started, a town, village, place to resupply, tunnel and so much more.

You use a military-style training rifle and non lethal ammo to hunt down zombies and rescue survivors in the night.

Zombie Adventure run from 630-1130 pm, and different adventures start every 15 minutes.

Critics have nothing but amazing reviews of this place.

Orlando Weekly said:

“Anyone who has ever wanted to live out a low-budget monster movie should enjoy the experience…I’m looking forward to coming back again next year…this could turn into a world-class horror attraction.”

Michael Roddy, a Halloween Horror Nights Creative Director, made it clear that this place was legit:

 “I scare people for a living, and this event scared me…”

Zombieadventure.com gives you all the details you need to know to prepare for this adventure.

This should help you visualize the experience (I could not find any action shots).

“Zombie Adventure is a Total Immersion Action Adventure TM.  You are not being herded through a somewhat scary maze; you are led onto a 12.5-acre outdoor stage of darkness that is filled with zombies.  Those noises that you will hear are not a soundtrack, it’s the sound of chaos and it’s headed your way. We have expanded the show this year with a bunch of new stuff: new scenes, more zombies, more close-contact scares, and most notably – you are not separated from the zombies by any barriers.  This means that as you move through the terrain, you may walk right up on a zombie (or maybe it really means that a zombie will creep up on you). 

This is not a “shooting gallery”; this is your primal instinct to survive.
While our goal is to scare the crap out of you, safety is never sacrificed.  It will be dark. It will be creepy.  If you come back (that’s if you actually make it back) and say “I almost had a heart attack”, we’re just gonna smile because that’s our job. 

This is intended to be a scary event.
Your adventure begins with a military-style briefing. The situation begins to unfold right in front of your eyes. Your team leader will guide your squad (about 20 or so people) on a 7/10ths of a mile trek through a 12.5 acre, dark and densely wooded stage. You are on a mission to save the World and to do it you must get to the laboratory to rescue the survivors. This is like any zombie video game or movie you’ve ever played or watched – only this time you are totally immersed in the action. Along the way you will encounter zombies. Now, you’ve got a weapon (paintball gear) and the zombies don’t. You know what that means – it’s a bad day to be a zombie. You are going to shoot those zombies in the head. During your adventure, you will blast you way through zombie infested woods, save the day, get the girl and ride off into the sunset (wait, I got a little ahead of myself here – sorry – the sun set a long time ago – it’s really dark here – no, I mean DARK out here).

Source: http://www.zombieadventure.com/Main/

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