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Slow News Day Video: The World’s Steepest Roller Coaster

Goodness gracious, unless you want to read about the mistrial in the Roger Clemens case, there ain’t jack squat going on right now.

So, with that in mind, enjoy this first person video of the world’s steepest roller coaster. It is the Takabisha, located in Japan’s Fuji-Q Hihland amusement park and there ain’t no way in hell I’d ever get on that thing. Mainly because I’m a pansy about heights, but at least I am man enough to admit it. Although, conceding that you’re a wuss is hardly manly. Huh.

Anyhoo, it reportedly reaches speeds of 100 km/h, has a 43m drop and a 121-degree freefall. Yeesh, that sounds terrifying, and I don’t even know how fast 100 km/h is or how much of a drop is involved in a freefall of 43 meters. Damn non-Americans. Feet and miles/hour, fools!

[via BuzzFeed]