Jul 8, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT
If you want me, I’ll be at the Merry-Go-Round.
That’s not an optical illusion: this crazy-a** Japanese roller coaster has the steepest drop of any yet invented, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. The Takabisha has a 43 meter drop and a 121-degree freefall, and accelerates to 100 mph, and includes a maze of crazy twists and turns (video and photos seen below) that will not only cause you to lose your lunch, but perhaps be hit by that same lunch moments later. What, there aren’t enough terrifying things occurring in Japan these days?
They call these amusement parks? I am not amused. From Wired Magazine:
White-knuckle riders will be hurtled around the track at 100km/h meaning that the ride, and the views of the nearby Mount Fuji, will last just 112 seconds. They’ll also experience a split second of weightlessness as they nosedive down the mountainous drop.
Just like in our previous post!
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