Did you know that roller coasters kill up to 6-people annually? Or, that bathtubs are even more dangerous than any theme park attraction, as they kill 340 people a year? If not, we’ve rounded up eighteen things you probably didn’t know were killing us for you after the break.

5 Interesting roller coaster facts:

  1. The fastest roller coaster in the world title goes to the newly opened Formula Rossa ride, at Abu Dhabi’s Formula One theme park. The ride launches thrill seekers to a top speed of 149 miles per hour.
  2. The Six Flags Great Adventure Park is home to the Kingda Ka roller coaster, which is currently the tallest in the world, reaching a whopping height of 465 feet.
  3. The longest roller coaster in the world can be found at Japan’s Nagashima Spa Land. The steel dragon 2000 has a track that covers 8133 feet.
  4. The oldest recorded roller coaster was built in 1904, and now stands in Lakemont Park, Pennsylvania.
  5. Richard Rodriguez holds the world record for the longest time spent on a roller coaster, a total of 401 hours.

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