Go-Karts Meet Luge On This Dangerously Fun Downhill Thrill Ride

Watching Olympic lugers racing down those ice-slicked tracks looks like a lot of fun. But learning to safely steer those tiny sleds while lying prone on your back takes years of training. If you don't have the time for that, the Skyline Luge in Queensland, New Zealand is the next best thing. It's a downhill race… » 1/02/15 4:33pm 1/02/15 4:33pm

The World's Longest Zip Line Roller Coaster Looks Terrifyingly Awesome

Hanging off a zipline while you soar through the air is a great experience, but it's often just a straight-line run, and can rarely compare to the thrills you get on a roller coaster. So a bunch of enterprising Aussies had the brilliant idea to combine the two, creating the world's longest zip line that has you… » 11/20/14 11:30am 11/20/14 11:30am

A Tricycle That Leans and Rides More Like a Two-Wheeled Bike

Learning how to ride a two-wheeled bike is one of the biggest challenges a kid can face, and starting off on a tricycle doesn't make it any easier since it's a different riding experience—but why should it be? That's what brothers Steve and Rich Thrush asked before designing a new kind of pivoting tricycle that has… » 10/30/14 11:52am 10/30/14 11:52am

Coney Island's Newest Roller Coaster Is Narrower Than Most Apartments

This week marks the opening of the Thunderbolt, a modern roller coaster looping and corkscrewing through historic Coney Island in Brooklyn. The coaster is a towering orange lasso with 2200 feet of track, squeezed into an unbelievably narrow space. Here's our up close and personal look at NYC's latest thrill ride. » 6/11/14 10:00am 6/11/14 10:00am

There's a Whole Amusement Park Hiding In This Beautiful Cube of Trash

Amusement parks are sprawling places, made of equal parts cotton candy-flavored summer fun and sweat-soaked, grease-coated despair. Artist James Dive of the Glue Society managed to squeeze that all down into one beautiful but horrifying 4 by 4 meter cube that has all the grease and none of the fun. » 6/05/13 5:38pm 6/05/13 5:38pm

Coney Island's Astroland Amusement Park Rides Now Available for Purchase

It's a sad day in New York City history: Astroland, the amusement park at Coney Island, is officially closed for business forever. But New Yorkers' loss is your gain: now you have an opportunity to buy the famed Astroland's rides to recreate the dirty, dirty magic in your own backyard. Yes, you can own the awesome… » 9/08/08 11:45am 9/08/08 11:45am

Prince Charles' Modded Aston Martin Burns 4.5 Bottles of Wine Per Mile

Prince Charles has discovered the perfect use for crappy English wine: He is using it as biofuel for his classic Aston Martin DB6. The Prince converted the 38-year old car to accept ethanol to play his part in reducing carbon emissions in the UK. The wine in question is a white distilled from the excess stock of a… » 7/01/08 10:05am 7/01/08 10:05am