26 Amazing Facts About the Hazards and History of Amusement Parks: VIDEO

Rollercoaster

Because nothing says "amusement" like screaming down an abandoned mine cart track at 100 miles per hour. 

Strap yourself in and check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. The name of the town is pronounced as "mock chunk."

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 21, 2014 11:11:54 AM


  2. Too much hyperactive blab.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 21, 2014 11:30:22 AM


  3. This idiot needs to lay off the caffeine and stop talking with his hands, and let's face it, he's about as funny as a wet fart.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Aug 21, 2014 12:32:10 PM


  4. I really like these segments--they're witty and informative. This one, especially, reminded my of my college bf, who loved roller coasters more than anything in the world; I wonder how many of these parks and rides he's visited over the past 25 years.

    Posted by: Dback | Aug 21, 2014 12:58:32 PM


  5. Someone British should have told him 'Butlins' is pronounced 'Buttlins' not 'Buttelins' .

    Posted by: Greg | Aug 21, 2014 2:19:16 PM


  6. @uffda: You've never seen a John Green Mental Floss list video have you? If you had you wouldn't make such a silly comment.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Aug 21, 2014 6:11:17 PM


  7. @I WONT GROW UP: No one put a gun to your head to make you watch. If you started to watch and it bothered you as much as it seems it did you can just put your cursor on the top of your web browser and close it. The world does not revolve around you. You aren't nearly as important as you think you are.

    Posted by: Joseph Singer | Aug 21, 2014 6:13:37 PM


  8. My hat is off to you Joseph Singer!

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Aug 21, 2014 7:19:15 PM


  9. what do you mean to lay off the caffeine, it's obvious the video's been heavily edited for it's continuous talk

    Posted by: luke | Aug 21, 2014 8:47:20 PM


  10. The town of Mauch Chunk is pronounced correctly in this video (don't know why Jack thought it needed correcting). It's the local Indian word for nearby Bear Mountain. The name of the town was changed in the 1950s to Jim Thorpe, PA (in case you're looking for it on the map). Quaint, historic architecture, county seat, and inundated with leaf-peepers in the fall who take steam train excursions through the mountains.

    Posted by: Tatts | Aug 23, 2014 8:42:10 AM


  11. There is nothing more precious than a butthurt Nerdfighter.

    Posted by: crispy | Aug 23, 2014 10:05:52 AM


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