Thursday, September 29, 2011

Truth Is Stranger #127: Go have the ride of your death

The apocalypse is nigh. I'm not kidding.

"The Euthanasia Roller Coaster": According to Urbonas, the "Euthanasia Coaster is a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely -- with elegance and euphoria -- take the life of a human being." [...]

"There is no special ritual, nor is death given special meaning except that of the legal procedures and psychological preparation. It is like death is divorced from our cultural life…" Urbonas writes. "…But if it is already legal, why not to make it more meaningful?"

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I'd say this is twisted, but this is so sick that even that pun is inappropriate. Someone please tell me this guy is kidding.

3 comments:

Theocoid said...

Just reading how they dispassionately discuss the subject repels me.

Panda Rosa said...

Unless this is some horrible publicity for someone's vision of the most extreme roller coaster yet, this is appalling.
What's tragic is there going to be people who really do want to ride that thing, whether they survive or not.

Mark Alves said...

There's still hope for roller coasters. This one helps treat asthma (it won an Ig Noble Award).
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005796706001653