Like roller coasters? Extreme coaster rips limbs off dummies; terrifies fighter pilots

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  1. rwoman
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    USAToday: Extreme coaster rips limbs off dummies; terrifies fighter pilots

    At the UK's Thorpe Park...

     
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    Why is this thing still operating if dummies are losing limbs? They don't exactly explain why dummies lose limbs but people won't...
     
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    I was thinking the same... ;)
     
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    You'd be surprised... the fact that it scares people and you could lose limbs can actually be a sales pitch for this thing in some parts. :)
     
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    Well, for one thing, I might be stupid, but I am not a dummy! ;) Literally -- This style of coaster is completely open from the top and from the bottom, and I suspect that the test dummies they used simply weren't constructed to withstand this type of design.

    But I can tell you're not a roller coaster enthusiast. To me, this thing looks awesome!
     
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    I rest my case. :)

    You put something like this at any Six Flags, you actually crank it up and guarantee that people will puke, and the line would be 2 hours long to ride it. :)
     
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