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Magnificent Swimming Pools Of the World October 17, 2013


 

1. Mardan Palace, Turkey

Mardan Palace, Turkey 

2. Alila Villas, Bali

Alila Villas, Bali 

3. San Alfonso del Mar, Chile

San Alfonso del Mar, Chile 

4. Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Greece

 Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Greece

5. Springs Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

 Springs Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

6. The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland

 The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland

7. Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena, Spain

 Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena, Spain

8. The Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa, Mauritius

 The Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa, Mauritius

9. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

 Ubud Hanging Gardens, Indonesia

10. Hotel Caruso, Italy

Hotel Caruso, Italy 

11. Golden Triangle Resort, Thailand

 Golden Triangle Resort, Thailand

 

12. Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

 Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

13. Crocosaurus Cove, Australia

 Crocosaurus Cove, Australia

14. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives 

15. Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore

 Marina Bay Sands Resort, Singapore

16. The Sarojin, Thailand

 The Sarojin, Thailand

17. Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites, Greece

Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites, Greece 

18. Capella Pedregal Resort, Mexico

 Capella Pedregal Resort, Mexico

19. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

 Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

20. Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado

 Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado

21. Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

 Golden Nugget, Las Vegas

22. The Joule Dallas, Texas

 The Joule Dallas, Texas

23. NEMO33, Belgium

 NEMO33, Belgium

24. Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Greece

Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Greece

 

 

Cool Sea Creatures October 1, 2013

Filed under: Amazing,animals,Coolest,Extreme,Life,Ocean,Pets,Places,UnUsual — TinaCulit @ 5:44 pm
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We all love the ocean and even explored the universe and examined stars and planets, but in fact we don’t even know everything about our own ocean floor is all about. We are already in a process of killing it and all the creature in it without knowing what are the creatures below our islands that has been acknowledged. Here are a few of its wonderful and monster like beings below we did not see all the time :

1. Tremoctopus (Blanket Octopus)

Tremoctopus (Blanket Octopus)

Magical attributes are:

  • Immune to Portuguese man o’ war.
  • Females reach up to 2 meters in length.
  • Males have a special third “right” arm that stores sperm.
  • Males die shortly after mating, because said arm detaches from the male and crawls into the mantle of the female in order to fertilize the eggs.

2. Glaucus Atlanticus (Blue Dragon Seaslug)

Blue Dragon Seaslug

Scary facts about this cute creature:

  • It feasts on Portuguese Man o’ Wars.
  • Delivers painful sting to any human who dare touches it.
  • Consumes poisonous organisms and stores their poison for its personal use.

3. Ctenophora (Comb Jelly)

3. Ctenophora (Comb Jelly)

Technical specifications of the USS Ctenophora:

  • Can grow from 1 milimeter to 1.5 meters (4 feet 11 inches)
  • No brain. They make use of decentralized nerve network to function.
  • Needs water flow to go through their body cavity in order to respire and digest.

4. Sternoptychidae (Deep Sea Hatchetfish)

4. Sternoptychidae (Deep Sea Hatchetfish)

The horror:

Size ranges from 1.1 inch to 4.7 inches long.
By night they move up to 50-100 meters where they can view the stars. By daybreak they dive to up to 3,600 meters.
They spawn on open water.
Their life spans do not go beyond one year.
Magic ability: bio-luminescent counter-illumination. Meaning, they produce light to match their surroundings in order to hide their presence.

5.Glass Squid

Glass Squid

6. Northern Stargazer

Northern Stargazer

The Northern Stargazer is found between the states of North Carolina and New York, often between the depths of 100 to 120 feet (36m). Its mouth faces up in order to ambush its prey while hiding under sand. Aside from the scary face, the Stargazer can also deliver an electric shock to its prey.

7. Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Nudibranch are cool in a way that they shed their shells after their larval stage. Which, in turn, gave them the name Nudibranch, which comes from the Latin word nudus, naked, and Greek brankhia for gills. Aside from being one of the most colorful creatures on earth, Nudibranch leverages chemicals for their protection. Toxins that can induce hpotension in a predator and such.

8. Odontodactylus Scyllarus (Peacock Mantis Shrimp)

Odontodactylus Scyllarus (Peacock Mantis Shrimp)

Call it beautiful and fancy, but many consider it as a dangerous pest. They are predators whose size span from 1.2 to 7.1 inches (3 to 18 cm) with the belly of a beast. They will feast upon other inhabitants of tanks (mind you, because of their color, people collect them and treat them as pets!). Since they can grow as large as the size of an average banana, bigger specimens are also known to ram into aquariums.

9. Neoclinus Blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)

Neoclinus Blanchardi (Sarcastic Fringehead)

Aside from the scary appearance and funny name, you need to know that the Sarcastic Fringehead is overly territorial. It will wrestle intruders (and by wrestle, I mean kiss with that beautiful lips) to achieve dominance. They grow up to 12 inches long (30 cm). Perfect pet for baby demons

10. Scaly Dragonfish

Scaly Dragonfish

BY: http://knowledgesalad.com/science/sea-creatures-cool-weird

 

PHOBIAS October 22, 2011

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Achluophobia Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia Fear of noise.
Acrophobia Fear of heights.
Agoraphobia Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded places.
Ailurophobia Fear of cats.
Alektorophobia Fear of chickens.
Alliumphobia Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia Fear of opinions.
Altophobia Fear of heights.
Amaxophobia Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia Fear of walking.
Ancraophobia or Anemophobia Fear of wind.
Androphobia Fear of men.
Anglophobia Fear of England, English culture, etc.
Anthrophobia Fear of flowers.
Antlophobia Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia Fear of infinity.
Aphenphosmphobia Fear of being touched.
Apiphobia Fear of bees.
Apotemnophobia Fear of persons with amputations. 
Arachnephobia/Arachnophobia Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia Fear of numbers.
Arrhenphobia Fear of men. Arsonphobia Fear of fire.
Astraphobia/Astrapophobia Fear of thunder and lightning.
Astrophobia Fear of stars/space.
Ataxophobia Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia Fear of imperfection.
Athazagoraphobia Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.
Atychiphobia Fear of failure.
Aurophobia Fear of gold.
Automatonophobia Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues
Automysophobia Fear of being dirty.
Autophobia Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviophobia/Aviatophobia Fear of flying.

Bacillophobia Fear of microbes.
Bacteriophobia Fear of bacteria.
Bathmophobia Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
Batophobia Fear of heights.
Batrachophobia Fear of amphibians (like frogs)
Belonephobia Fear of pins and needles.
Bibliophobia Fear of books.
Botanophobia Fear of plants.
Brontophobia Fear of thunder and lightning.

Cacophobia Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia/Cainotophobia Fear of newness, novelty.
Caligynephobia Fear of beautiful women.
Carnophobia Fear of meat.
Catagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed.
Catoptrophobia Fear of mirrors.
Cenophobia / Centophobia Fear of new things or ideas.
Ceraunophobia Fear of thunder.
Chaetophobia Fear of hair.
Chionophobia Fear of snow.
Chiraptophobia Fear of being touched.
Chirophobia Fear of hands.
Chorophobia Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia/Chrematophobia Fear of money.
Chromophobia/Chromatophobia Fear of colors.
Chronomentrophobia Fear of clocks.
Cibophobia/Sitophobia/Sitiophobia Fear of food.
Claustrophobia Fear of confined spaces.
Climacophobia Fear of stairs.
Clinophobia Fear of going to bed.
Coimetrophobia Fear of cemeteries.
Coulrophobia Fear of clowns.
Cyberphobia Fear of computers.
Cyclophobia Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia Fear of waves.
Cynophobia Fear of dogs.

Demophobia Fear of crowds.
Dendrophobia Fear of trees.
Dentophobia Fear of dentists.
Didaskaleinophobia Fear of going to school.
Dipsophobia Fear of drinking.
Dishabiliophobia Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Dromophobia Fear of crossing streets.

Eisoptrophobia Fear of mirrors.
Elurophobia Fear of cats.
Emetophobia Fear of vomiting.
Entomophobia Fear of insects.
Ephebiphobia Fear of teenagers.
Epistaxiophobia Fear of nosebleeds.
Equinophobia Fear of horses.
Ergophobia Fear of work.

Felinophobia Fear of cats.

Gamophobia Fear of marriage.
Geliophobia Fear of laughter.
Genophobia Fear of sex.
Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, or Gephysrophobia Fear of crossing bridges.
Gerascophobia Fear of growing old.
Glossophobia Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak. 
Gynephobia/Gynophobia Fear of women.

Haphephobia/Haptephobia Fear of being touched.
Harpaxophobia Fear of being robbed.
Heliophobia Fear of the sun.
Hemophobia/Hemaphobia/Hematophobia Fear of blood.
Hierophobia Fear of priests or sacred things.
Hominophobia Fear of men.
Hylophobia Fear of forests.

Iatrophobia Fear of doctors.
Ichthyophobia Fear of fish.

Judeophobia Fear of Jews.

Keraunophobia Fear of thunder and lightning.
Kymophobia Fear of waves.

Lachanophobia Fear of vegetables.
Ligyrophobia Fear of loud noises.
Limnophobia Fear of lakes.
Liticaphobia Fear of lawsuits.
Lockiophobia Fear of childbirth.
Logizomechanophobia Fear of computers.
Logophobia Fear of words.
Lygophobia Fear of darkness.

Macrophobia Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia Fear of childbirth.
Megalophobia Fear of large things.
Melissophobia Fear of bees.
Methyphobia Fear of alcohol.
Microphobia Fear of small things.
Misophobia Fear of being contaminated with dirt/germs.
Monophobia Fear of solitude or being alone.
Motorphobia Fear of automobiles.
Musophobia/Murophobia Fear of mice.

Necrophobia Fear of death / dead things.
Neophobia Fear of anything new.
Nosocomephobia Fear of hospitals.
Numerophobia Fear of numbers.

Ochlophobia Fear of crowds or mobs.
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes.
Ophthalmophobia Fear of being stared at.
Ornithophobia Fear of birds.

Pedophobia Fear of children.
Peladophobia Fear of bald people.
Phasmophobia Fear of ghosts.
Placophobia Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia Fear of wealth.
Pogonophobia Fear of beards.
Potamophobia Fear of rivers or running water.
Pteronophobia Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia fear of puppets.
Pyrophobia Fear of fire.

Rhytiphobia Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia Fear of dirt.

Scolionophobia Fear of school.
Selachophobia Fear of sharks.
Sesquipedalophobia Fear of long words.

Tachophobia Fear of speed.
Technophobia Fear of technology.
Telephonophobia Fear of telephones.
Testophobia Fear of taking tests.
Theophobia Fear of gods or religion.
Trypanophobia Fear of injections.

Venustraphobia Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia Fear of words.
Verminophobia Fear of germs.
Vestiphobia Fear of clothing.

Xenoglossophobia Fear of foreign languages.

Zoophobia Fear of animals

                                               ReF: www.phobiaguide.com
 

THE 18 MOST SUPPRESSED INVENTIONS EVER September 29, 2011


1. THE ORIGINAL ELECTRIC CAR: UNPLUGGED?

Perhaps the most notorious suppressed invention is the General Motors EV1, subject of the 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? The EV1 was the world’s first mass-produced electric car, with 800 of them up for lease from GM in the late ’90s. GM ended the EV1 line in 1999, stating that consumers weren’t happy with the limited driving range of the car’s batteries, making it unprofitable for GM to continue production. Many skeptics, however, believe GM killed the EV1 under pressure from oil companies, who stand to lose the most if high-efficiency vehicles conquer the market. It doesn’t help that GM had a policy of hunting down and destroying every last EV1, ensuring the technology would stall right then and there.

2. THE DEATH OF THE AMERICAN STREETCAR

In 1921, if the streetcar industry wasn’t actually naming streetcars Desire it was certainly desiring more streetcars. They netted $1 billion, causing General Motors to hemorrhage $65 million in the face of a thriving industry. GM retaliated by buying (or pressuring out of business) hundreds of independent railway companies, boosting the market for gas-guzzling GM busses and cars. The face of American transportation was all cars, cars, cars for the next half-century. While a recent urban movement to rescue mass transit has been underway, it is unlikely we’ll ever see streetcars return to their former glory.

3. THE 99-MPG CAR

The holy grail of automotive technology is the 99-mpg car. Although the technology has been available for years, automakers have deliberately withheld it from the U.S. market. In 2000, the New York Times reported a little-known fact, at least to most: A diesel-powered dynamo called the Volkswagen Lupo had driven around the world averaging higher than 99 mpg. The Lupo was sold in Europe from 1998 to 2005 but, once again, automakers prevented it from coming to market; they claimed Americans had no interest in small, fuel-efficient cars.

4. FREE ENERGY

Nikola Tesla was more than just the inspiration for a hair metal band, he was also an undisputed genius. In 1899, he figured out a way to bypass fossil-fuel-burning power plants and power lines, proving that “free energy” could be harnessed using ionization in the upper atmosphere to produce electrical vibrations. J.P. Morgan, who had been funding Tesla’s research, had a bit of buyer’s remorse when he realized that free energy for all wasn’t as profitable as, say, actually charging people for every watt of energy use. Morgan then drove another nail in free energy’s coffin by chasing away other investors, ensuring Tesla’s dream would die.

5. MIRACLE CANCER CURE

In 2001, Nova Scotian Rick Simpson discovered that a cancerous spot on his skin disappeared within a few days of applying an essential oil made from marijuana. Since then, Simpson and others have treated thousands of cancer patients with incredible success. Researchers in Spain have confirmed that THC, an active compound in marijuana, kills brain-tumor cells in human subjects and shows promise with breast, pancreatic and liver tumors. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, however, classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, meaning that it has no accepted medical use, unlike Schedule II drugs, like cocaine and methamphetamine, which may provide medical benefits. What a buzzkill.

6. WATER-POWERED VEHICLES

Despite how silly it sounds, water-fueled vehicles do exist. The most famous is Stan Meyer’s dune buggy, which achieved 100 miles per gallon and might have become more commonplace had Meyer not succumbed to a suspicious brain aneurysm at 57. Insiders have loudly claimed that Meyer was poisoned after he refused to sell his patents or end his research. Fearing a conspiracy, his partners have all but gone underground (or should we say underwater?) and taken his famed water-powered dune buggy with them. We just hope someone finally brings back the amphibious car.

7. CHRONOVISOR

What if you had a device that could see into the future and revisit the past? And what if you didn’t need Christopher Lloyd to help you? Father Pellegrino Maria Ernetti, an Italian priest, claimed in the 1960s to have invented what he called a Chronovisor, something that allowed him to witness Christ’s crucifixion. The device supposedly enabled viewers to watch any event in human history by tuning in to remnant vibrations that are caused by every action. (His team of researchers and builders included Enrico Fermi, who also worked on the first atomic bomb). On his deathbed, Fermi admitted that he had faked viewings of ancient Greece and Christ’s demise, but insisted the Chronovisor, which had by then vanished, still worked. Unsurprisingly, conspiracy theorists say the Vatican is now the likely owner of the original Chronovisor.

8. RIFE DEVICES

American inventor Royal Rife (his real name), in 1934, cured 14 “terminal” cancer patients and hundreds of animal cancers by aiming his “beam ray” at what he called the “cancer virus.” So why isn’t the Rife Ray in use today? Barry Lynes, in his 1987 book The Cancer Cure That Worked, details how Rife’s invention was discredited by Morris Fishbein, the director of the American Medical Association (AMA), after his offers to buy a share of the technology were rebuffed, although this has never been proven and the AMA has denied it. A 1953 U.S. Senate special investigation concluded that Fishbein and the AMA had conspired with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to suppress various alternative cancer treatments that conflicted with the AMA’s pre-determined view that “radium, x-ray therapy and surgery are the only recognized treatments for cancer.”

9. CLOUDBUSTER

In 1953, when severe drought threatened the blueberry harvest in the state of Maine, Dr. Wilhelm Reich, the inventor of a supposed rainmaking device called the Cloudbuster, and he was contracted to bring rain. The Bangor Daily News reported at the time that within hours of setting up the Cloudbuster, nearly ¼ inch of rain had fallen across the area, despite no precipitation in the forecast. Curiously, it does not seem that Reich attempted this feat again and, in 1954, the government put a stop to his work entirely. After Reich’s conviction for selling a phone-booth-sized box that he claimed cured the common cold and impotence, in violation of FDA rules, Reich was sentenced to prison, where he soon died. The court also ordered that Reich’s inventions, their parts and any writing about them be destroyed.

10. OVERUNITY GENERATOR

A number of overunity generators, which produce more energy than they take to run, have surfaced in the past century. Ironically, they have been more trouble than they were worth. In nearly all cases, a supposedly working prototype has been unable to make it to commercial production as a result of various corporate or government forces working against the technology. Recently, the Lutec 1000, an “electricity amplifier,” has been making steady progress toward a final commercial version. Will consumers soon be able to buy it, or will it too be suppressed?

11. COLD FUSHION

Billions of dollars have been spent researching how to create energy using controlled “hot fusion,” a risky and unpredictable line of experimentation. Meanwhile, garage scientists and a fringe group of university researchers have been getting closer to harnessing the power of “cold fusion,” which is much more stable and controllable, but far less supported by government and foundation money. In 1989, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons announced that they had made a breakthrough and had observed cold fusion in a glass jar on their lab bench. To say the reaction they received was chilly would be an understatement. CBS’s 60 Minutes described how the resulting backlash from the well-funded hot-fusion crowd sent the researchers underground and overseas, where within a few years their funding dried up, forcing them to drop their pursuit of clean energy.

 

12. HOT FUSHION

Cold fusion isn’t the only technology to get buried by hot-headed scientists. When two physicists who were working on the decades-long Tokamak Hot Fusion project at Los Alamos Laboratory stumbled across a cheaper, safer method of creating energy from colliding atoms, they were allegedly forced to repudiate their own discoveries or be fired; the lab feared losing the torrent of government money for Tokamak. In retaliation, the lead researchers created the Focus Fusion Society, which raises private money to fund their research outside of government interference.

 

13. MAGNETOFUNK AND HIMMELKOMPASS

Nazi scientists spent much of World War II hidden in a covert military base somewhere in the arctic, creating the Magnetofunk. This alleged invention was designed to deflect the compasses of Allied aircraft that might be searching for Point 103, as the base was known. The aircraft pilots would think they were flying in a straight line, but would gradually curve around Point 103 without ever knowing they were deceived. The Himmelkompass allowed German navigators to orient themselves to the position of the sun, rather than magnetic forces, so they could find Point 103 despite the effects of the Magnetofunk. According to Wilhelm Landig, a former SS officer, these two devices were closely guarded secrets of the Third Reich. So closely guarded were they that neither device apparently survived the collapse of Hitler’s Germany, although the real tragedy is that no one has ever named their band Magnetofunk.

 

14. A SAFER CIGARETTE?

In the 1960s, the Liggett & Myers tobacco company created a product called the XA, a cigarette in which most of the stick’s carcinogens had been eliminated. Dr. James Mold, Liggett’s Research Director, reported in court documents in the case of “The City and County of San Francisco vs. Phillip Morris, Inc.,” that Phillip Morris threatened to “clobber” Liggett if they did not adhere to an industry agreement never to reveal information about the negative health effects of smoking. By advertising a “safer” alternative, they would be admitting the dangers of tobacco use. The lawsuit was dismissed on a technicality and Phillip Morris never addressed the accusations. Despite their own scientists’ publication of research that showed less cancer in mice exposed to smoke from the XA, Liggett & Myers issued a press released denying evidence of cancer in humans as a result of tobacco use, and the XA never saw the light of day.

 

15. TENS

The Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation (TENS) device was created to alleviate pain impulses from the body without the use of drugs. In 1974, Johnson & Johnson bought StimTech, one of the first companies to sell the machine, and proceeded to starve the TENS division of money, causing it to flounder. StimTech sued, alleging that Johnson & Johnson purposely stifled the TENS technology to protect sales of its flagship drug, Tylenol. Johnson & Johnson responded that the device never performed as well as was claimed and that it was not profitable. StimTech’s founders won $170 Million, although the ruling was appealed and overturned on a technicality. The court’s finding that the corporation suppressed the TENS device was never overturned.

 

16. THE PHOEBUS CARTEL

Phillips, GE and Osram engaged in a conspiracy from 1924 to 1939 with the goal of controlling the fledgling light-bulb industry, according to a report published in Time magazine six years later. The alleged cartel set prices and suppressed competing technologies that would have produced longer-lasting and more efficient light bulbs. By the time the cabal dissolved, the industry-standard incandescent bulb was established as the dominant source of artificial light across Europe and North America. Not until the late 1990s did compact fluorescent bulbs begin to edge into the worldwide lighting market as an alternative.

 

17. THE CORAL CASTLE

How did Ed Leedskalnin build the massive Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida, out of giant chunks 
of coral weighing up to 30 tons each with no heavy equipment and no outside help? Theories abound,
including anti-gravity devices, magnetic resonance and alien technology, but the answer may never be
known. Leedskalnin died in 1951 without any written plans or clues as to his techniques. The centerpiece 
of the castle, which is now a museum open to the public, is a nine-ton gate that used to move with light 
pressure from one finger. After the gate's bearings wore out in the 1980s, a crew of five took more than 
two weeks to fix it, although they never did get it to work as effortlessly as Leedskalnin's original 
masterpiece.

18. HEMP BIO-FUEL
 
The father of our country, George Washington, who is rumored to have said "I cannot tell a lie," was a 
proud supporter of the hemp seed. Of course, the only thing more suppressed in this country than an honest 
politician is hemp, which is often mistakenly for marijuana and therefore unfairly maligned. Governmental 
roadblocks, meanwhile, prevent hemp from becoming the leader in extracting ethanol, allowing environmentally 
damaging sources like corn to take over the ethanol industry. Despite the fact that it requires fewer chemicals, 
less water and less processing to do the same job, hemp has never caught on. Experts also lay the blame at the 
feet of (who else?) Presidential candidates, who kiss up to Iowa corn growers for votes.


REF:  http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/in-the-shadows/the-18-most-suppressed-inventions-ever/gallery.all.html%253Flink%253DDCF

 

MicHAeL JorDaN Is So Rich June 11, 2011


 

SUPERHUMANS

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Do you want some thrill? May 19, 2011

Filed under: Amazing,Coolest,Extreme,funny,Life,Places,STUFF,UnUsual,Weird — TinaCulit @ 2:10 am
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I don’t like riding in coasters especially if its like this one specifically..

REF:  THRILL