Joey Simon

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‘Evil Genius’ Leaves People Stunned With Epic Airport Prank

People have been suitably impressed with a prank at the airport.Pictures have been appearing online of what appears to be power outlets in the …

Men turn New York City into their own personal ski park

This is one of the coolest snow videos we'll see all blizzard. A group of friends threw some chains on their tires, put on their skis and snowboards, and took to the streets of Manhattan to make one of the most iconic ski videos you'll ever see.<p>New Yorkers are being told to stay off the streets in …

New York City

You Won’t Be Able To Tell Where Your Meat Comes From Now, Thanks To Congress

Thanks to Congress, your meat could now be coming from just about anywhere—and you’d never even know it.<p>The meat in your pork chop or hamburger may have come from halfway across the world, and thanks to the repeal of a popular law by Congress last week, you'll never know where.<p>The way meat is …

Star Wars Fan Spends A Year Building The Best LEGO Millennium Falcon Ever

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11 Things You Don't Know About Nutella

You think you know, but you have no idea.<p>Whether you love it or think it's completely overrated, you can't deny that Nutella has developed a cult-like following worldwide. It's a treat that people love to gush about, so consider these lesser-known facts your perfect icebreaker the next time you're …

Disneyland to Shutter Attractions to Make Way for Star Wars Land

Disneyland’s large-scale expansion to accommodate a new area of <i>Star Wars</i>-related attractions is expected to bring hordes of new fans to the theme …

We Talked to a Roller Coaster Developer About Engineering Fear

He's the guy who thinks of new ways to make us scream.<p>You are on a roller coaster, strapped into a tiny car, sitting three people across. There is a bar across your lap. You are ascending, but not very fast. Not yet. Below you, the rattle of the anti-rollback system counts time—a steady</i> …

Need for speed? How coasters are getting faster and scarier

On some of the newest roller coasters, there is no long, steady climb up a track before the screaming begins. The screaming starts right away when rides are launched using electromagnetic technology, called linear synchronous motor or LSM, that can catapult a coaster from zero to up to 100 miles an …

Woman films her dad’s first time on a rollercoaster – he doesn’t enjoy it

<b>It’s easy to see why some people don’t like rollercoasters.</b><p>You are essentially strapped into a chair and forced to experience a simulated car crash …

LOOK: Top 12 Super Funny Roller Coaster Photos

When photos are taken at random and you are like ‘Oh My God that is so not me!’<p>Or it is so funny you just can’t stop laughing about it but wouldn’t …

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Sizing up the roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia

<b>Dahlonega Mine Train</b><b><br>Opened in</b> 1967<b><br>Height</b> 37 feet<b><br>Max speed</b> 35 mph<b><br>Fact</b> The kid-friendly train is one of the park’s three remaining original rides.<p><b>Great</b> …

Conquer 8 thrill rides in Las Vegas on National Roller Coaster Day

Thrill seekers who want to add to the tally of roller coasters they've conquered can score deals and special promotions on eight thrill rides in Las Vegas for National Roller Coaster Day on Aug. 16.<p>At the Roller Coaster at New York-New York, guests can nab buy-one-get-one-free passes to the 67 mph …

Takabisha Roller Coaster in Japan Has 121-Degree Beyond Vertical Drop, is World's Steepest

Takabisha, which means "high-handed" in English, is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter steel roller coaster located at the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in …

Roller Coaster Proposal

It’s hard to know what Austin Crecelius was thinking when he proposed to his girlfriend Allie on a moving roller coaster. “Don’t drop the ring,” would have to be at the top of the list.<p>“I hope my friends are getting this on video,” would be a close second.<p>Apparently, at some point in their wacky …

Engagement Rings

RollerCoaster Tycoon World's First Beta Coming Soon

RollerCoaster Tycoon World developer Nvizzio will kick off its new game's first public beta this coming weekend, but only those willing to preorder the game will get to try it out.<p>The beta begins on Friday, October 30, and will be available until Monday, November 2. It should be available beginning …

Beta Testing

World's Tallest Roller Coaster Controversy: Florida County Board Votes Against Ride After Universal Orlando Lobbied Against It

Hopes that the world’s tallest roller coaster would come to Orange County, Florida, hit a snag Thursday. The county planning and zoning commission …

Take a ride on the tallest, fastest, longest 'dive coaster' on Earth

While the hallmark of technological advancement today might be shrinking things down, in the world of roller-coaster technology, bigger is definitely better. The name of the game in this business is higher drops, faster speeds and longer tracks.<p>Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, …

Illinois theme park renamed a roller coaster for the Mets after losing a bet on the NLCS

Twitter, Six Flags Great America<p>By<p>It's a great week to be a Mets fan. Bartolo Colon and Co. are headed to the World Series after sweeping the Cubs in …

Here’s what it’s like to ride on the epic half-mile-long wooden roller coaster in China

This coaster at the Fantawild Adventure theme park in Anhui province is over a half mile long and 100 feet high. It's the largest wooden roller coaster in Eastern China.<p><i>Produced by Monica Manalo. Video courtesy of the Associated Press.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

‘The Hunger Games’ May Become a Roller Coaster: Links to You Need to See

Film studio Lionsgate reportedly plans to partner with amusement park developers to build theme parks based on its films in the U.S., China and …