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Euthanasia Coaster: The Deadly Roller Coaster
September 6, 2019
Euthanasia Coaster is an artistic concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.
In 2010 it was designed and scaled by Julijonas Urbonas, a Ph.D. candidate at the Royal College of Art in London. Urbonas, who has worked in an amusement park, mentioned that the aim of his roller coaster is to liquidate people but “with elegance and euphoria.”
As for the practical applications of its design, Urbonas mentioned “euthanasia” or “execution.” John Allen, who was president of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, inspired Urbonas with his description of the ideal roller coaster as one that “takes 24 people and all of them return dead. “
As a hypothetical means for euthanasia, the design caused concern for the anti-euthanasia association Care Not Killing.
The design begins with a very angled ascent of 510 meters to the top, which would take two minutes to reach for a 24-passenger train. Hence, a descent of 510 meters that would take the train at a speed of 360 km / h, close to its limit speed, before flattening and taking speed towards the first of its seven slightly clothoid inversions. Each investment would have a smaller diameter than the previous one to inflict an acceleration of 10 G to the passengers while the train loses speed. After a sharp turn to the right, the train would enter a straight line, where the unloading and loading of passengers would take place.
Euthanasia Coaster would kill its passengers through prolonged cerebral hypoxia, or insufficient oxygen supply to the brain. The seven reversals of the ride would inflict 10 G on its passengers for 60 seconds, causing symptoms related to the G force, starting with an increasingly gray vision, passing through tunnel vision, to a syncope caused by black vision (loss of consciousness induced by Forces G).
Depending on the susceptibility of an individual rider to the G forces, the first or second inversion would cause cerebral anoxia, causing brain death in passengers.
The following investments would serve as insurance against the unintentional survival of, particularly robust passengers.
As you have read it through the article this does not seem like a normal roller coaster (lol)… the question is, if you have a terminal disease that can not be cured or if you do not want to live in this planet any more…. would you give it a try?
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