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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The oldest recorded roller coaster was built in 1904, and now stands in Lakemont Park, Pennsylvania.
- Richard Rodriguez holds the world record for the longest time spent on a roller coaster, a total of 401 hours.