For the past four years, Tommy Edison has vlogged his experience as a blind man in a world full of people who can see. Some of these videos are revelatory, like when he explains how the blind use money, or what his dreams are like. Today he decided to find out what riding a rollercoaster feels like.
Ever wondered what astronauts see when they return from the International Space Station at the end of their mission, tucked tightly into a Soyuz space capsule? Well, it's this.
If you're wondering how people first decided plummeting downhill inside a rickety box on wheels seemed like a good time, look no further than the Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway in Pennsylvania. What began as a railway for shooting coal down the mountain turned into a destination for thousands of tourists in the late…
The people at VR Coaster had a great idea: Create a 3D ride synchronized to a real world rollercoaster, put someone on the seat with an Oculus Rift headset, and let them freak the hell out as they fly through a fantastic landscape full of dragons and lava giants. Apparently, people say it's an amazing experience.
Ignacio Ferrando got into a roller coaster with six Go Pro cameras. The cameras filmed a 360-degree view as the roller coaster zoomed through twists and loops. Then he inverted the resulting panorama into an spherical projection that makes it look as if you are leaving Earth. Or ate some mushrooms.
Strap yourself in your chair. Put down the coffee mug. And make sure you have an empty stomach because you're about to take a ride in a flying roller coaster. Or well, the closest thing there is to a flying roller coaster. The video below gives you the backseat cockpit view of an ultra low flying RAF's Typhoon…
Next summer Coney Island is getting back a little bit of its former glory with a familiar roller coaster. Some 14 years after it was demolished, the once famous Thunderbolt coaster is roaring back onto the boardwalk at 65 miles per hour.
Finally! A roller coaster that doesn't discriminate against the height-impaired! This feat of engineering was accomplished by Dutch Lego enthusiast, Luc2000. The build features a five-cart inverted roller coaster that fits ten minifigs in each car with four minifigs "staffing" the ride. The most amazing part of the…
While most of the world has moved on since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc late last October, countless communities are still reeling and recovering from its utter devastation. And today, the Jet Star roller coaster of Seaside Heights, NJ, one of the more iconic landmarks from Sandy, is being laid to rest for good.
Superman: Escape from Krypton has been terrifying Six Flags Magic Mountain visitors since 1997. Once the tallest roller coaster on the planet and the first to employ a linear motor system, Superman launched riders up a 415-foot vertical track at 100 MPH. Now GE is working to convert the technology behind the…
The mechanical love-child of an industrial assembler and articulated centrifuge, a Robocoaster can flick, flip, and spin riders better than any traditional coaster could. Our friends at Oobject.com have eight great examples of them in action.
Roller coasters make you feel like you're living life on the edge! But in reality, they're controlled—every ride is the same. But what if it was different? What if rides would go faster when you got scared?
The Reverse Cowgirl, designed by college students, "dropped its riders vertically, then turned them face down as they skimmed 2 feet above the ground, face down and strapped with their backs to the cart." Suddenly Six Flags seems so safe.
We knew the world's fastest rollercoaster was a Ferrari, but we never saw this 150mph crazy ride action. Here it is, shown by Ferrari Formula 1's pilots Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa. Zero to 62mph in two seconds. Terrifying. [Thanks Perico!]
Leave it to crazy German sportsman Dirk Auer to race down a huge roller coaster at a Stuttgart theme park. 2,821 feet in just 60 seconds. Doesn't sound impressive enough? He was using inline skates, as the video shows.
Can't quite make it to a Six Flags this weekend? Sign up for a BuzzBall then, and bring the motion-induced vomiting to you! Cooked up by some crazy New Zealanders from Evento as a cure for 'coaster aficionados without access to the rails, the BuzzBall features a pair of electric motors, each of which controls a…
This homemade roller coaster that was built out in the fields of Oklahoma is pretty cool, I guess. Call me when you add the loops, guys. Then it'll be a real coaster.
The thought of riding someone's homemade roller coaster kinda freaks me out (especially when the "car" looks like a car seat/lawnmower hybrid), but in just a year and half, John Ivers managed to build his own 180-foot long roller coaster right in his back yard. The "Blue Flash" even has it's own 360-degree loop,…