Euthanasia Coaster

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Euthanasia Coaster
Euthanasia coaster profile.svg
Track profile of the Euthanasia Coaster, showing its lift hill and seven inversions.
General statistics
DesignerJulijonas Urbonas
ModelStrata coaster
Lift/launch systemCable lift hill
Height510 m (1,670 ft)
Drop500 m (1,600 ft)
Length7,544 m (24,751 ft)
Speed360 km/h (220 mph)

The Euthanasia Coaster is an art concept. The idea was a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.[1]

In 2010, it was designed and made into a scale model by Julijonas Urbonas. Urbonas used to work in an amusement park. Urbonas said that the goal of his proposed roller coaster is to take lives "with elegance and euphoria".[2] Urbonas said it would be like "euthanasia" or "execution".[3]

John Allen, who was the president of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, gave Urbonas the idea. Allen wanted an "ultimate" roller coaster that "sends out 24 people and they all come back dead".[4] Urbonas took Allen's idea and designed the roller coaster. Urbonas said the roller coaster would make its passengers unconscious before killing them. It was criticized by the anti-euthanasia association Care Not Killing.[5]

The roller coaster kills its passengers by drastically decreasing oxygen in their brains.

References[change | change source]

  1. Solon, Olivia (6 April 2011). "The Future of the Human Species Explored". WIRED Science. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. Lamar, Cyriaqe (18 April 2011). "The Euthanasia Coaster, the Last Roller Coaster You'll Ever Ride". Gawker Media. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  3. "Euthanasia Coaster". 2 October 2010. Archived from the original on 12 June 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  4. "A Rollercoaster Designed to Kill Humanely". DesignTaxi. Halls Create Arts Pte Ltd. 20 April 2011. Archived from the original on 9 September 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  5. "Euthanasia Roller Coaster Designed to Kill Riders". Metro UK. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.

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