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Worlds Craziest Roller Coasters FAK 29

Vsauce! Kevin here. Rollercoasters may haveoriginated from Russian Mountains built in the 17th century these were large ice hillsheld with wooden supports and we've been innovating amusement rides ever since like this 1919concept that shot passengers out of a cannon in a bulletshaped capsule to land in a giantwaterslide and end up in the lake below. What the FAK!é The facts and knowledge onRoller Coasters. People take 1.7 billion amusement park ridesevery year in the U.S. alone and the chances of being injured while riding is only 1 in24 million but riding on roller coasters can be extremely scary because of cognitive dissonancewhere part of you understands there's no real

danger while the other part experiences genuinefear. Located in Abu Dhabi, The Formula Rossa isthe world's fastest roller coaster clocking in at 240 km per hour. It accelerates to topspeed in less than five seconds using a hydraulic launch system that generates the velocitysimilar to aircraft carrier steam catapults. Riders are required to wear protective eyeglassesbecause of the risk of impact with airborne objects like insects. The Kingda Ka in Jackson New Jersey holdsthe record for tallest roller coaster with the main top hat tower reaching 456 feet.After a 90 degree roll to the right it reaches

the peak and then drops 418 feet down througha 270 degree righthanded spiral. The ride lasts 28 seconds and in 2009 it was shut downfor 3 months after suffering damage from a lightning strike. But U.S. Thrill Rides is planning to takethe tallest record away with the Polercoaster. It is slated to open in 2016 in Florida itwill send riders down 520 feet at more than 60 mph. The Steel Dragon 2000 opened in Japan in theyear 2000, which was quot;The Year of the Dragonquot;. It holds the record for the longest tracklength at 8,133 feet and 2 inches. Because

the construction required so much steel forearthquake protection it cost over 50 million dollars to build. Also located in Japan, The Takabisha is knownfor having a drop angle of 121 degrees making it the steepest roller coaster in the world. The world's tallest vertical loop stands at160 feet during the Full Throttle roller coaster in California. There are 18 riders per trainand each ride is under a minute long, giving it the capacity to have 800 riders per hour.Full Throttle also features the first top hat over a loop. A top hat is a common elementin roller coasters where there is a hill with

a 90 degree ascent and descent. But if you want to go on the roller coasterwith the most inversions you'll have to head to the United Kingdom to ride the Smiler.It has a world record of 14 total inversions that are supposed to make you laugh, not barf. A wing coaster is a type of steel roller coasterwhere pairs of riders sit on either side of the track and there is nothing above or belowthem. The Gatekeeper, the fifth wing coaster in the world, is located in Sandusky, OH.Opened in 2013 and has the highest inversion in the world measuring 170 ft. and in thewing coaster category it holds the record

for the longest, fastest, longest drop, andmost inversions. When riders experience a moment of free fallingwith at least a 90 degree drop it is considered a Dive Coaster. And the Griffon roller coasterin Virginia is the tallest and the fastest dive coaster to date at 205 feet tall and71 mph. There are also no other dive coasters that feature floorless trains and it's theonly roller coaster of its kind to have more than one inversion. The Tatsu is a flying roller coaster thatgives riders a flight sensation. They're suspended in a horizontal position where the cars aresecured under the track and the rider's backs

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