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My First Coaster Roller Coaster

- My first roller coaster My whole life I have been afraid of heights and roller coasters at amusement parks. Every year my family and I take a trip to Adventureland in Des Monies every summer. This summer I was determined to ride my first roller coaster. It was the night before we were going and my sisters and I always have a sleepover with our two other cousins, it was our tradition. We stayed up almost all night watching movies and talking about the rides we were going to ride this time. "I 'm going to ride the Tornado", I said....   [tags: Roller coaster, Amusement park, 2009 albums]

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The World Of Roller Coasters

- Did you know that almost all roller coasters only rely on Earth’s gravity to get the cars down the track. Roller coasters are centered all on physics and I will hopefully teach you some things, big or small about them today. In this essay we will be exploring the world of roller coasters. Some of the topics we will cover will range from the history, to the principles that allow the cars to continue throughout the length of the track, and the general physics surrounding roller coasters. The history of roller coasters is a really cool one if you ask me....   [tags: Roller coaster, Steel roller coaster]

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The Physics of Roller Coaster

- i: Introduction You apprehensively walk up the iron steps and onto the platform. You’re reluctant to go any further, but your friend eggs you on, saying, “It’s not that fast.” You step into the seat and pull the harness down over you. No, this isn’t the latest, greatest technological frontier. It’s a roller coaster. Since 1804 when the first wheeled roller coaster- called “Les Montagnes Russes”- was constructed in Paris, France, roller coasters have been a staple of adventure and fantasy among children and children-at-heart....   [tags: Physics]

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Roller Coaster Research Paper

- The first roller coasters were patented by LaMarcus Adna Thompson in 1885 (Wikipedia), but roller coasters existed long before their paten. Back in late sixteenth century Russia there was a sport known as ice sliding where one would start at the top of a 70-foot wooden structure and pummel down a 600 feet long track on one’s 2-foot-long sleigh (Throgmorton 10). Ice sliding was only available during the winter months, so in the warmer months the Russians would affix wheels to their sleighs so they could enjoy sliding year round....   [tags: Engineering ]

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The Financial Roller Coaster

- The Financial Roller Coaster Current tallies of the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE, have equated its assets to nearly fifteen-trillion dollars, which does not even cancel out our national debt. The NYSE was officially opened in 1792, since then many people have become extremely wealthy while some have even became extremely poor. Our country has benefitted from the stock exchanges too, by creating jobs and influencing the economy in positive and negative ways. The United States economy and the stock market seem to share many relations, such as the repeating economic cycle of thirty years; which demonstrates the upswings and downswings of the NYSE....   [tags: New York Stock Exchange]

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John Miller: Father of the Roller Coaster

- Every year an estimated 290 million people all over the world flock to amusement and theme parks to experience the thrills and excitement of the modern day roller coaster. (Boldurian 16). Now thousands of people a day can safely experience the G-forces that an astronaut or fighter pilot would experience in flight. "The Revolution" a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia California gives riders an amazing 4.9 Gs; that is 1.5 more than an astronaut at launch. (Boldurian 16). These G-forces create thrills and fear and excitement in all who ride them....   [tags: Engineering ]

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Roller Coaster Physics

- The very first “roller coasters” were created in Russia in the 1600’s, and were nothing like the typical roller coaster that comes to mind today. People rode down steep ice slides on large sleds made from either wood or ice that were slowed with sand at the end of the ride. These sleds required skill to navigate down the slides, and accidents were frequent. A Frenchman tried to cash in on the popularity of the Russian ice slides by building one in France, but the warm climate quickly ended his attempts with ice....   [tags: physics roller coasters amusement theme park]

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The Anatomy of a Roller Coaster

- The Anatomy of a Roller Coaster To adequately understand the relationship between physics and roller coasters, it is essential to first describe and explain the basic structure of roller coasters. In simple terms, a roller coaster is much like that of a passenger train. To explain, a roller coaster consists of a series of connected cars that move on tracks. However, unlike a train, a roller coaster has no engine, or rather a power source of its own. There are two major types of roller coasters, characterized mainly by their track structure....   [tags: Amusement Parks Rides Essays]

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The Monetary Policy Roller Coaster

- The innermost issue in macroeconomics is whether or not markets automatically bring economic equilibrium. If the free operation of market forces eventually resulted in a full employment level of national revenue with stable prices and economic growth, there would be no need for government to intervene. The actuality is that the government intrudes through their macroeconomic policies to attain policy goal and recover the performance of the economy. The government’s goal in macroeconomics is to stabilize prices....   [tags: Economics]

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The 1900s: The Roller Coaster Like Start of the Century

- The 1900s The Roller Coaster Like Start of the Century It is in the unsteady and volatile first decade of the twentieth century in which we see how the United States of America has fought through massive adversity and transformed the world for the better. According to Time’s article The 1900 Galveston Hurricane, “That storm killed about 8,000 Americans and leveled what had been the largest city in Texas” (Ripley 1). This quote is referring to the deadliest hurricane that ever hit the United States....   [tags: deadliest hurracaine, airplane, orville wright]

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My Story ' Just Like A Roller Coaster '

- My story, just like everyone else’s, is like a roller coaster. My life is full of twists, turns, unexpected drops, and definitely big moments. Although sometimes I get frustrated that my life hasn’t gone the way I wanted it to, it all seems to work out in the end. My life is not nearly yet complete but I already have some pretty great stories to tell. This, is my (unfinished) story. “I never think of the future - it comes soon enough” (Albert Einstein). This quote is something that has influenced my life ever since I was young....   [tags: Family, Sibling, English-language films]

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Bipolar Disorder: The Roller Coaster Ride From Hell

- Bipolar Disorder: The Roller Coaster Ride From Hell Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is often misdiagnosed, left untreated and misunderstood by the patient, family and friends. Its treatment varies among the different types of the disorder. The forms of Bipolar are characterized by symptoms of the patient and the symptoms are treated according to the patient’s needs. However, many symptoms are often misdiagnosed and untreated. This mistreatment or lack of treatment can lead to devastating results....   [tags: mental illness, proper treatment]

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Princess Javon 's Emotional Roller Coaster Life

- Princess Javon’s Emotional Roller Coaster Life Growing up in Hawthorne Inglewood California the neighborhoods were rough, always loud. The neighborhood was full of small houses and apartments. The apartments were very dull; it was “lacking interest lacking brightness, vividness, and sheen.” Everywhere I walked I would see a lot of women with low top shirts and skirts smoking crack. Me being so young I did not comprehend what was going on. I would go outside almost every day to play ball with my brothers and hear a lot of fighting gunshots to the head....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Basketball, College]

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Spain's Economic Roller Coaster

- Spain has made an enormous economic improvement in recent years, but it still is behind most of Western Europe. Despite the fact that industry has grown a lot since the 1950s, the country still has problems in trading. Spain mainly trades with Germany, France, Great Britain, and Italy. They mainly export machinery, motor vehicles, wine, food products, fruit and pharmaceuticals. Major imports include machinery and medical equipment while also major fuels, chemicals, foods, manufactured goods and medical instruments....   [tags: Economics]

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Roller Coaster Physics

- Undoubtedly roller coasters are the kings of amusements parks. Whether you enjoy a older, rickety wooden roller coaster with its thrill of positive and negative G's and a fairly wobbly feeling. Or, you prepher something newer, a tube steel roller coaster. A coaster that is faster, one that includes death defying speeds, hairpin turns, and of course the cr�me de la cr�me, loop de loops. However, regardless of you personal tastes and preferences, through exploring this page you will find that all roller coasters are indeed bound by the same fundamental laws....   [tags: physics amusement theme park]

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The Roller Coaster Life of Sylvia Plath

- Often times we look through people and not truly at them. Sylvia Plath was one person who was looked through a lot when she desperately wanted to be noticed. As a striving poet and author in a time period where women were not expected to perform such tasks Sylvia struggled to keep it all together. Although she had her high points, like we all do, it remains apparent that she was battling with a deep inner conflict. Sylvia brings her emotional burden to life in her first novel The Bell Jar....   [tags: Biography]

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Jamaica Kincaid's Roller Coaster Life

- Family makes us who we are whether we like it or we may hate it but the author we meet not only do we read about her obsession with how her family we can see it because of how strong her writing is. This incredible authors name is Jamaica Kincaid who has written many wonderful books but one in particular is My Brother it is not a novel but a memoir. She goes on this journey of trying to be a good person to her brother, a man who is dying of AIDS. A man she once said he was perfect until he wasn’t because of what it is that’s going on with him, I will be focusing on Jamaica Kincaid’s memoir as a close reading and the relationship with her brother and how it seemed to just slowly...   [tags: My Brother, Memoir, Literary Analysis]

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Hamlet's Wild Roller Coaster Ride

- ... He also believes that he is the only one that can get revenge on Claudius. Grandiose delusions are a symptom of bipolar disorder: “People with delusions of grandeur may exhibit a drastically exaggerated sense of self-importance” (Caruso). Hamlet has a very high sense of self-importance and believes he needs to be the one responsible for exposing Claudius for the actor he really is. Earlier, Hamlet swings to a depressive episode so severe, he almost commits suicide. In one of the most famous soliloquies from Hamlet, Hamlet contemplates suicide: “To be or not to be....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]

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Physics of Roller Coasters

- Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by inertial, gravitational and centripetal forces. Amusement parks keep building faster and more complex roller coasters, but the fundamental principles at work remain the same. A roller coaster is like train. It consists of a series of connected cars that move on tracks. But unlike a passenger train, a roller coaster has no engine or power source of its own. For most of the ride, a roller coaster is moved only by the forces of inertia and gravity....   [tags: Roller Coaster Theme Park Amusement]

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A Roller Coaster Ride through Sins in The Scarlet Letter

- A Roller Coaster Ride through Sins in The Scarlet Letter Through Hawthorn's discrimination toward Puritans,he makes a plot with a series of events that leads you through sins and torments of the three main characters. The setting is the colonial time period, in the Puritan town of Boston, Massachusetts. The story starts with a group of puritans standing outside a prison door. Hester Prynne leaves the prison to go to the scaffold to stand with her newly born daughter Pearl....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Georgia 's Most Notable Theme Park

- “Around came August” Every year since I was a freshman in high school my family would all pack into our car and head to Six Flags for my father’s job. This was usually one day I could count on for unexpected entertainment. Each year was a new experience in the making because one year it may be sunny or one year it may rain, but HEY. Its Georgia weather what can you do about it. Now let me take you back to my 10th grade year of high school, Its August, so the school year has barely set in. Yet my mind was already racing....   [tags: Amusement park, Roller coaster]

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Wedding Speech - Original Writing

- It was the day, the day I have been counting down for weeks, the day I was most excited for, my birthday. I woke up on this wonderful morning to the smell of eggs and bacon streaming through the whole house. As I was about to get up and start my day my parents barged in my room shouting “Happy Birthday” while handing me a plate of food bigger than my head and a cup of hot coffee. I scarfed my food down so quick that I barley had time to breathe. I couldn 't contain my excitement any longer. I was waiting for all my friends to come over so that we could start all the activities we had planned for the day....   [tags: Debut albums, Roller coaster, Balloon]

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Free Essay - Roller Coaster of Emotions in Kate Chopin's Story of an Hour

- A Roller Coaster of Emotions in A Story of An Hour           In the short story “A Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin, the whole range of emotions are felt by the main charter Louise Mallard.  Upon learning of her husband's death she is immediately overcome by sadness.  However, once she is alone she allows herself to experience her feelings of joy at the prospect of being free from “repression."  She is no more able to staff off the feeling that was approaching her than trying to stop the waves from hitting the shore....   [tags: Story Hour essays]

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The Immersive Ride At The Mountain Park

- their way up a gradual slope, signs give warnings such as “Beware The Drop” and “Turn Back Now.” Too late to back out, passengers find themselves face to face with a steep drop that ends in the dark base of the mountain. The log flume plummets with accelerating speed into the darkness below. Spalsh. Water drenches anyone on board, and the ride comes to a close. Even though water rides can yield a fun and refreshing experience on hot days, a contrasting effect can be found on cold days. Very little fun is found from being drenched with freezing cold water on a forty-five degree day....   [tags: Amusement park, Roller coaster, Cedar Point]

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My Family Is The Right Decision

- Throughout my life my family has always been there for everything. From when I was little and falling off my bike to helping me with my plans for the future, there was always someone from my family making sure that I was okay or helping me make the right decision. There were times, and there still is today, when they can annoy me and all I want to do is get away. At the end of the day, no matter what happens, you are still going to be related to them. You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family....   [tags: Family, 2008 singles, Debut albums, Roller coaster]

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Descriptive Essay : An Amusement Park

- Eren watched the retreating backs of his two best friends as they walked on ahead chatting animatedly with each other as if they haven’t wronged him in any way. How could they betray him like this. Mikasa must’ve noticed her brother’s grumbling behind her because she stopped and pressed her finger into his forehead without him realizing. The jolt surprised him and anger overtook surprise in a matter of seconds. “Ow. What the hell Mikasa?!” Eren griped and rubbed the sore spot on his forehead. He’d definitely have a discernible nail mark after that....   [tags: Amusement park, Roller coaster, Cedar Point]

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Amusement Park Physics

- Missing formulas A new era in theme parks and roller coaster design began in 1955 when Disneyland ushered in the new era of amusement park design. Disneyland broke the mold in roller coaster design by straying from the typical norm of wooden roller coasters; thus, the steel tubular roller coaster was born. Disneyland’s Matterhorn was a steel tubular roller coaster with loops and corkscrews, which had never been seen before with the wooden coasters. In addition to the new steel tube roller coaster, the new coaster design also proved to be the most stable, allowing for wilder designs....   [tags: physics theme park roller coaster]

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Introduction And Strategic Analysis Of Dreamworld

- INTRODUCTION AND STRATEGIC ANALYSIS Dreamworld sets the benchmark in creating the one of the most amazing and jubilant theme parks in entertainment industry. The study will uncover varieties in observation among a variety of attractions furthermore uncover whether impression of the recent reflect or are unmistakable from mentality toward tourism overall. Overall from top to bottom profile and comprehension of vacationer mentality are the result, especially on the grounds that this study inventively utilizes a structure in view of individual build hypothesis to adequately evoke these state of mind (Vranesevic, Vignali & Vignali, 2002)....   [tags: Amusement park, Roller coaster, Gold Coast]

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A History of Roller Coasters

- Roller coasters are one of the most popular rides when you go to an amusement park with everybody in your family. Why are they so scary for some people while for others it is just another adrenaline rush. Roller Coasters are one of the most complicated rides to build and to actually ride. There are some people who just have fun building something to have a quick adrenaline rush before going to work. Roller coasters have some of the most interesting design and history; they have become one of the world’s famous rides at every amusement park....   [tags: Roller Coasters,]

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The History of Roller Coasters

- The History of Roller Coasters Everyone remembers their first ride on a roller coaster, an experience of terror, joy and excitement, as you tower over amusement parks going through curves and loops. From wooden wonders and steel coasters to twisters and corkscrews, the great rides began with the Russian ice slides in the 17th century and have developed into the ultimate thrill machines of today. The origins of the roller coaster will probably never be a settled issue, historians and coaster enthusiasts could argue where it all began (Harris)....   [tags: Roller Coasters Amusement Parks Essays]

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Roller Coasters

- Roller Coasters Roller coasters have come to be one of American’s favorite pastimes. Amusement parks are more popular than ever thanks to the exciting, fast-pace, “scream machine” rides known as roller coasters. Though many people may not know, roller coasters are entirely based upon science, from the speed of the cars to the safety of the ride. For one to understand the thrills as well as fears one experiences on a roller coaster, one must first understand the most basic component of these rides, the physics....   [tags: Roller Coasters]

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The Physics of Roller Coasters

- A roller coaster is a thrill ride found in amusement and theme parks. Their history dates back to the 16th century. It all started in Russia, with long, steep wooden slides covered in ice. The idea then traveled to France. Since the warmer climate melted the ice, waxed slides were created instead, eventually adding wheels to the system. The first roller coaster in which the train was attached to the track was in France in 1817, the Russess a Belleville. The first attempt at a loop-the loop was also made in France in the 1850s....   [tags: Physics]

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Potential Energy And The Movement Of Roller Coasters

- Potential Energy: How does potential energy relate to the movement of roller coasters. The purpose of this research project was to discover the properties of potential energy and how they factor into the movement of objects in motion.Potential energy is when an object can store energy as the result of its position. For example, a heavy ball of a demolition machine is storing energy when it is held at a leveled position. This stored energy of position is referred to as potential energy. Similarly, a drawn bow is able to store energy as the result of its position....   [tags: Potential energy, Energy, Force, Kinetic energy]

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Overcoming my Fear of Roller Coasters

- I have this fear that causes my body to shake. When I think about it, my skin becomes pale and cold. It’s death speeding through my mind. Once I have seen these monstrous roller coasters, the only thing in my mind was fear. Knowing that I’m afraid to go on these rides, I didn’t want to look like a fool in front of my friends. My mind is thinking of deadly thoughts. My palms were sweaty and I was twitching like a fish. I was petrified of heights. We pulled into the roller coaster park in our Ford Excursion truck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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The Physics of Roller Coasters

- The Physics of Roller Coasters The roller coaster has its beginnings in Russia where during the 1600's. People crafted sleds out of wood and built hills made of ice blocks. The hills had sand at the bottom to help slow down the sleds so they would not crash when they reached the bottom of the hill.1 Over time, the roller coaster has become more complex. They now are taller, faster and are designed out of different materials like wood and steel. Although roller coasters are fun and exciting, the questions, what allows them to twist and turn, go up and down hills at a fairly good speed....   [tags: Physics Science Research]

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Pushing the Sensory Human Experience: The Physics of Roller Coasters

- ... But thankfully engineers were able to create a new design for the loop. This clothoid shape, or tear drop shaped loop, (See Appendix C) allows the train to safely invert riders. The key to the clothoid shape is the loop’s changing radius; “which controls the speed of the cars, varying it according to a scientific law known as the conservation of angular momentum.”(Claiborne) Stretching the circle into a teardrop shape allows multiple radii lengths throughout the loop. A large radius at the bottom of the loop allows the train to enter the loop slower and lessen the centrifugal force on riders....   [tags: closed circuit, potencial and kinetic energy]

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX)

- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX) Six Flags Entertainment Corporation prides itself on entertaining millions of families each year as the worlds largest regional theme park company with 18 theme parks spread across North America (Six Flags, 2013). Six Flags primary source of revenue comes from providing world-class entertainment to families and individuals who pay for admission into its parks to ride its coasters, themed rides, and water park attractions. Six Flags has had its ups and downs during its 50-year history but over the past three years it has remained a strong company with total assets increasing year over year....   [tags: regional theme park, roller coasters]

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Roller Mill, AKA Reduction Mills

- ROLLER MILL Roller mills are also known as reduction mills. Roller mills are mills that use cylindrical rollers, either in opposing pairs or against flat plates, to crush or grind various materials, such as grain, ore, gravel, plastic, and others. Roller mills consist of two to five smooth five rollers operating at different speeds, thus the size reduction is effected by the a combination of compression and shearing action. The particle size reduction is mainly occurred by the pressure between the two or more rollers present in the mill....   [tags: Cylindrical Rollers, Flat Plates, Crush, Grind]

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The Design Of The Foam Roller

- There are currently no patents consisting of the complexity that our product will have. There are patents for individual components of our product such as the foam roller (US 20110152035 A1), the yoga mat (US 6640359 B1), and the elastic bands. However, our anterior/posterior myofascial release system is unique with no other patents out there with any umbrella coverage broad enough to include our product. Our company will have to look into the licensing for certain aspects of the product as we develop the overall system....   [tags: New product development, Product management]

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Investigating the Minimum Release Height Needed to Loop the Loop

- Investigating the Minimum Release Height Needed to Loop the Loop Task What is the minimum release height needed to “loop the loop.” Investigate and validate. To do this I will create a theoretical model to calculate the minimum height required for the roller coaster to just reach the top of the loop then look at the height required to fully complete a loop. I will validate my theoretical model using a track. Assumptions So I can make a relatively simple model I will have to make some assumptions: * There is no friction because if there was there would be some work done against it and would mean I could not use the conservation of energy....   [tags: Papers]

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Critique of Olaf Breuning's Art Exhibition "Small Brain Big Stomach"

- Olaf Breuning is a Swiss-born artist now living in New York. His exhibition “Small Brain Big Stomach” consist of wall drawings and wood sculptures. The wall drawings are done in broad, black lines painted directly on the walls. The wooden sculptures are painted black and appear as three dimensional drawings. The imagery of these works is cartoonish, childlike, simple and one dimensional. As one walks into the gallery, it feels like one enters a funhouse filled with black and white wall drawings and sculptures....   [tags: art]

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You Really Can't Go Back

- You Really Can't Go Back As we grow older and return to the places of our childhood, we are often surprised to discover things are not as we remember. A child's memory of a place, such as a family vacation spot, will be very different from that of an adult's. Particular details like size, glamour, and level of excitement are often escalated in the eyes of a child. One place I loved as a child was Mayville Amusement Park in Mayville, New York. The day after school was out, my parents would take me, my brother, and a few of our friends to Mayville Park....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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An Incident in My Life Involving Conflict

- People face conflicts every day of their lives. We all come across at least one incident in our lives that is challenging and we are baffled on what decision is to be made. Such conflicts may be an inner-conflict, a conflict between oneself and nature, a conflict between oneself and another person, oneself and God, or one and society. This paper will describe an incident in my life involving a conflict. The conflict occurred a few summers ago. It took place at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio when my family and I were there on vacation....   [tags: conflict]

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New Project: Creating an Amusement Park

- We want to start an amusement park, titled Fun Land because we consider it to be a fun family experience. A large amount of money can be profited from the experience. Our short term goals include getting the business up and running with reliable employees, getting the Fun Land name out into the public, paying off some of the debt, and giving customers a good experience. Our goals in five years include having new and attractive rides, good flow of customers, and good reputation. In ten years we want to generate millions of dollars, expand, and build new and exciting rides....   [tags: Family, Entertainment, Planning]

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Ice Hockey Vs. Roller Hockey

- Despite the fact that ice hockey and roller hockey both have the word hockey in common, there are extreme differences between the two sports. There are the obvious differences like one being played on ice and the other on a plastic surface, but many of the differences are only noticed by people that have played both sports. As everyone knows, ice hockey is played on ice, which makes it an extremely high paced game. Unlike ice hockey, Roller hockey is played on a plastic floor that consists of many six-inch by six-inch tiles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Playing Roller Hockey

- Playing Roller Hockey Throughout my lifetime, many different goals have been set and achieved, but the most significant goal I accomplished was making the Foothill Grizzlies hockey team. Playing hockey, by far, is one of my favorite things to do. Whether I am playing for fun in a pickup game or against a top team in the state, hockey is what I love to do. The Foothill Grizzlies were a roller hockey team that was formed when I was about the age of 13. I had heard many good things about the team, which at the time was one of the most respected teams in the state of California....   [tags: Personal Narrative Sports Athletics Essays]

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Derby Dames and Femme Fatales: An Analysis of Roller Derby Empowerment for the Feminist Cause

- With the help of performers such as Drew Barrymore and Oscar winner Ellen Page, roller derby as a pastime and athletic competition is becoming more than a bizarre occurrence. In its original form, roller derby was an “endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York.” As time went on, roller derby “evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake fighting. But after nearly dying out in the nineties, derby has been making a comeback.” (Cohen and Barbee)....   [tags: women´s role, ellen page, feminist support]

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Carowinds Versus the Pavilion

- Carowinds Versus the Pavilion Whenever considering what amusement park you would like to attend to, you look for the one with the best rides, atmosphere, admission. Carowinds is a better amusement park than The Pavilion when considering types of rides, atmosphere, and cost of admission. Carowinds is compiled of many gravity-defying rides. Top Gun: The Jet Coaster is the Carolinas’ only inverted steel roller coaster. While on the ride, you are hurled through six swirling inversions while in the air....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The History and Evolution of Skateboarding

- The History and Evolution of Skateboarding Teenage skateboarders are everywhere. They are on T.V., at skate parks or on the streets of the city in which you live. These adventurous kids wearing snap back hats and torn up skate shoes getting a thrill out of life. Skate shops are big business and are popping up on every corner and in every mall. They are a breeding ground for new skateboarders. Skateboarders push the limits and do dangerous stunts like jumping down stairs while on their boards, grinding handrails, propelling themselves 20 feet into the air and bombing hills at high speed....   [tags: teenagers, t.v. roller skates]

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Descriptive Essay Example: The Roller Skating Rink

- The Roller Skating Rink Adolescents like to have a place they can call their own. In the fifties, teenagers hung out at the malt shop, sipping cherry cokes and rockin' with Elvis. Today, in small town USA, they're jam skating while listening to the favorite group of the month. I was amazed to find a microcosm of life blooming on a 70 x 160-foot cement slab known as a roller skating rink. As I entered the building which housed the rink, the warm, nostalgic scent of popcorn hit that part of my brain where dusty, cobwebbed memories live, memories of my own adolescence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples]

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My Relationship is Like a Terrifying Plane Trip

- ... Many of my friends were telling me that he liked me, it was very obvious that I liked him, and a lot more; they talked about it like it was the most normal thing in the world. “People make out, date, and start relationships all the time,” they said; you know what else they do. They also get on airplanes all the time. When I thought about the probable costs of falling in love, ranging from arguments to heartbreak, I felt inside that I wanted to scream, "Get me out of here!" Love is kind of like flying, I felt like my feet were not touching the ground; it was like I was airborne, shaky, and I just want to have my feet back on the ground....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Sherman Alexie's Every Little Hurricane and Amusements

- The perception of Native Americans from mainstream America is far from the reality of the true culture of the Native American community. Most Americans would stereotype the Natives as a humorless and serious group of people, because of the traditions of the tribal communities and the years of mistreatment from the government. However, contemporary Native American authors, such as Sherman Alexie and Louise Erdrich, have disproved the perception of the Native American people through their writing....   [tags: survival humor, Native American reality writing]

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Reason People are Prescribed Stimulants

- Stimulants are a type of medication prescribed to treat various medical conditions. A stimulant is a drug that excites any bodily function, more specifically those that increase brain and central nervous system activity (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). When stimulant medications are taken, dopamine and norepinephrine levels are increased which helps transmit signals between nerves in the brain which increase brain activity. This medication promotes the brain to be alert, increase motor activity and, wakefulness which why it is prescribed to treat many medical conditions....   [tags: medication, dopamine, norepinephrine]

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The Difficulties of Group Work

- Engagement Exercise Group activities can often be very tedious and stressful for some people, but being able to work in a group is a very useful and important skill to have. The five main characteristics of group work are forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. All of these aspects of group work are all very different, yet equally important to maintaining the life of a group. I have experienced all of these aspects in my own personal life when it comes to working in a group, and I believe that following these guidelines with insure the effectiveness of the group....   [tags: project, experience, ethic]

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Russian Mountains

- THE RUSSIAN MOUNTAINS The first "scream machines" were not out-of-control trains but sleds on man-made ice-covered hills constructed of cut lumber and tree trunks. Elaborate constructions often stretching several city blocks, the 50 mile-per-hour rides earned the nickname "Flying Mountains." Children and adults would make the tedious trek up 70 feet (five stories) of stairs and climb into an ice-block sled outfitted with a straw seat. The trip back down lasted little more than a few fleeting seconds....   [tags: Physics-Rollercoasters]

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The Use of Humor

- Humor is portrayed as the main theme of the two essays by Margaret Atwood, Female Body, and Why We Crave Horror Movies by Stephen King. However, due to different subject matter being discussed, the humor employed in each is dissimilar in many ways. The essay by Atwood is written in relation to the body of a female in which she manages to give the readers a sensitivity of the female body with a comparison of a female mentality to that of a man. She crafts her essay using humorous approach such as wit and inscrutability....   [tags: irony, horror, style]

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The Bean Trees

- Taylor's fears 		In the Story, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingslover we see a character named Taylor overcome several fears that she has. Taylor Greer, a woman who once saw a man being thrown several feet up into the air shortly after his tractor tire blew up, never did really like tires. She always seemed to think that the same thing might happen to her if she ever did something like, overfilling it too much with air. Her mom, who was fairly normal, decided to test Taylor's tire-changing-skills shortly after she bought her ‘55 Volkswagen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Physical Science Lab - the motion of a marble

- Physical Science Lab - the motion of a marble Objective The goal of this experiment is to develop a theory, which allows us to understand the motion of a marble. Materials Wooden roller coaster, marble, ruler, timer, clamp, physics stand. Theory In this experiment, we are finding the Conservation of Energy. Energy is neither created nor destroyed. Energy is summed up into two different properties: Potential energy and Kinetic energy. The law of Energy states that: Total Energy = Potential Energy + Kinetic Energy Or Em = Ep + Ek Also, the equations for Potential energy and Kinetic energy are stated to get the Total Energy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Factors that Affect the Speeds of Rollercoasters

- Factors that Affect the Speeds of Rollercoasters AIM === The aim of this investigation is to find out how one chosen factor affects the speed of a roller coaster car at the bottom of a slope. In the investigation, a marble is used to represent a car. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- FACTORS ------- VERTICAL HEIGHT OF SLOPE (THE HIGHER, THE FASTER) ------------------------------------------------- GRADIENT OF THE SLOPE (THE STEEPER, THE FASTER) ----------------------------------------------- AIR RESISTANCE (THE MORE THERE IS, THE SLOWER) FRICTION (THE MORE THERE IS, THE SLOWER) VARIABLES I have ch...   [tags: Papers]

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Welcome to Paradise

- The deep, blue water splashes calmly today while the sun shines warmly down on this sandy shore in Honolulu. It’s an amazing vista based on the amount of strangers that travel here to escape from their own realities. It’s a place where they can dream about living on one of the many, distant islands. These tropical waters are home to many exotic creatures; most of them cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. The plants here are so wild-natured compared to the ones back toward the states; they release an aroma that spreads airborne for miles....   [tags: Creative Writing]

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The Time That My Academic Life Change Forever

- The time that my academic life change forever was when I was in middle school that was when it all changed. When I was in elementary I was one of the students who never did very well in my classes. I was always loosing focus on what the teacher was teaching my attention spam was very short. Once second I could be paying attention to the teacher the next thing you know I am looking all over the room. Even a simple sound that wouldn’t catch the attention of other people would distract me. My four years in elementary where not the best for me for I could never concentrate in the material and get a good understanding of it, which in turned made it very hard for me when it came to test or thing s...   [tags: High school, Middle school, Elementary school]

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The Characters Jane from Jane Eyre, John and Mustapha from Brave New World, and Edgar from King Lear

- Joy, Fear, and Impatience are what a good character makes you feel. A thoughtful and interesting character always leaves you wanting more, like a good movie, once it’s done, you’re always left wanting more. The characters that took me on a roller coaster ride were, Jane from Jane Eyre, John and Mustapha from Brave New World, and Edgar from King Lear. These characters lead me up and down on roller coaster full of joy. “You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both” (Ralph Emerson) Power is what Mustapha Mond chose; he gave up his joy and dreams, for ultimate power....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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The Movement of an Object During Circular Motion

- Introduction Sir Isaac Newton once said that to get an object moving it must experience a force. This force will cause the object to move in a certain direction. When an object experiences a force it will move in the direction that the force has created until it experiences the opposite force which will cause it to stop. Newton went on to discover that when objects move in a circular motion that they want to move outwards, away from the centre but still carry on going in a circle. He called this force creating the above movement pattern Centripetal Force....   [tags: centripetal force, experiment]

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The Definition, Uses and Applications of Bitcoin

- 1. Introduction These days, many people have heard about a new name: the Bitcoin. What is the Bitcoin. By its inventor, Nakamoto’s definition, the Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer, decentralized, encrypted digital currency(Nakamoto). For a long time, the Bitcoin was a currency only recognized and used in the circle of geeks, but recent months, the Bitcoin successfully drew the public’s interest in its roller-coaster-like price. Simultaneously, more and more Bitcoin alternatives, for example, Namecoin, Litecoin, PPCoin, Betacoin, etc....   [tags: decentralized, encrypted digital currency]

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New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World Florida

- ... Although this may not be a conventional example of being sustainable, I believe that by addressing this problem now and not allowing it to fester for future generations to deal with was a very sustainable move. Safety issue that would have surrounded this project in the planning process would have included ensuring that the shape of the tracks of some rides and the speeds at which the ride goes at would be sufficient and also not too fast to ensure the safety of the passengers, especially with the “Seven Dwarves Mine Train” which involves rocking carts, the first roller coaster of its kind....   [tags: Seven Dwarves, Mine Train]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Storytellers '

- Analysis Storytelling has been an essential part of the human spirit for as long as history can see. From the very beginning, there are paintings on the walls of the caves of early man; stories, telling of brave hunts and harsh winters. From there, stories have evolved; retold across generation after generation, moving from paintings to spoken word to books, and finally, and recently, to film. There is just something about a good story that is essentially captivating to us as people, and we keep searching for more....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Audience theory, Earth]

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Review on Final Destination 3

- The name of the film I am going to review is final destination 3, it is the 3rd in the final destination series. It was released in the cinemas on February 11th 2006 and then released on DVD and video on 25th July 2006. Final destination has many genres the main 4 however are Drama / Horror / Mystery and Thriller. James Wong was the director of final destination 1 and 3 but final destination 2 was directed by David Ellis. The Film follows the same sort of plot as the other final destinations but in final destination 3 Wendy Christensen and her friends go to a theme park and decide to go on a large roller coaster....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbolic Citations in A Worn Path

- Symbolism is the use of conventional or traditional signs in the representation of divine beings and spirits. For example, when people say “Life is a roller coaster.” In this metaphorical symbol the person doesn’t actually mean that life is a roller coaster, it’s a figure of speech, which indicates that life has its ups and downs. Another example could be the colors; as everyone is aware that black indicates death, white for purity, and red for danger or passion, purple being the royal color, yellow for violence and lastly blue for peace....   [tags: Eudora Welty, literary analysis]

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What Is It Like Playing God?

- What Is It Like Playing God. Everyday hundreds of pets across the world are euthanized because they have an illness or severe injury. This is hard on a family, but it is morally accepted. If a human has a terminal disease or an untreatable injury, why is it frowned upon when we suggest the same relief as we do for our animal friends. Since I am going to be a veterinarian that will have to perform many euthanizations to animals, the question “why is human euthanization illegal?” intrigued me. Chemotherapy is one of the most expensive treatments for a patient in America costing roughly $120,000 to $150,000 a year....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Palliative medicine, Suffering]

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My Personal Statement On My Life

- My autobiography My life has been a roller coaster ride with a lot of up and down moments. My roller coaster ride helped to realize what I wanted to study in college. I feel that I have a strong passion about psychology; I want to learn everything that I could, so I could be able to assist people. Everyone is passionate about a certain aspects of life, but I’m very passionate about my career. A passion is a strong feeling and sometime a controllable emotion that can make a difference in someone work ethic....   [tags: College, High school, Graduate school]

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Bipolar I Disorder Criterion For Diagnosis

- The client, Jillian presents several symptoms that can relate to Bipolar I Disorder criterion for diagnosis. The conclusion for the diagnosis was concluded after analyzing the symptoms of the client and her narrative about her personal experience about her daily life. Jillian reports of having depressive episodes and also having episodes where her mood was very elevated. During the times where her mood was elevated the client reports of getting herself into trouble. The client is a 27 year-old Caucasian female, who describes of been very creative always working on works of art....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Major depressive disorder]

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The Worst Experiences Of Katrina

- Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. It was rated as a Category three storm with winds from 100 to 140 mile-per-hour and stretched about 400 miles across. Katrina itself caused a great deal of damage, but the aftermath was catastrophic. Many cities, like New Orleans, were completely flooded and destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of citizens were out of homes and had no place to go for shelter. Many people lost their lives to Katrina and many more were left to grieve the loss of their family and friends....   [tags: Tropical cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi]

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The Risks Outweigh Its Costs

- You slowly begin to ascend the giant drop on that roller coaster that you were afraid of as a kid. Closer, and closer, until you finally reach the top. Then all of a sudden... “Hey, Wake up. You need to be doing your work.” Sound familiar. Sometimes you just zone out or daydream whether you are in the middle of class or riding in your car. Sometimes you just can’t control it. For example, you could be studying for a test, the next moment you are talking to a shark wearing a fedora on Mars. Without daydreaming sometimes class would just not be, class....   [tags: Decision making, Risk, English-language films]

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

-   Six Flags Entertainment Corporation prides itself on entertaining millions of families each year as the worlds largest regional theme park company with 18 theme parks spread across North America (Six Flags, 2013). Six Flags primary source of revenue comes from providing world-class entertainment to families and individuals who pay for admission into its parks to ride its coasters, themed rides, and water park attractions. Six Flags has had its ups and downs during its 50-year history but over the past three years it has remained a strong company with total assets increasing year over year....   [tags: finances, theme park, assets]

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Skating for the Sisterhood

- While some depictions suggest that roller derby includes staged fights, nearly everyone familiar with the sport disagrees with that assumption. I conducted two interviews, and both derby players displayed annoyances when asked about fake fighting in roller derby. Samantha Boehle states, “I actually get kind of angry when people compare roller derby to things like professional wrestling. We don’t perform fights like they do. Roller derby is a competition. Yes, it’s rough, but there’s no performed fighting.” Likewise, Josie Esker states, “I am so frustrated with derby’s early history of staged performances and ridiculous theatrics....   [tags: roller derby, staged fights, feminist cause]

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Physics of Rollercoasters

- There is a click, and the car you are sitting in is jerked. The chains that are cranking the car forward continue to make click click sounds and you find yourself counting them as seconds. Your heart begins to beat hard, and you hold your breath in anticipation as the car finally begins to transcend the first hill. Suddenly, you find yourself throwing your arms in the air to feel the air brush passed your face. Screams of terror and delight pierce through the air as you and your fellow passengers bank around the first curve and enter the first loop-de-loop....   [tags: rollercoaster physics amusement theme park]

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Exploring Motion And Force

- Exploring Motion and Forces Calculating Speed: Section 1 q The SI unit for distance is meters. q The SI unit for speed is meters per second. q What is the SI unit for time is seconds. Calculating Speed: Section 2 q When solving for speed, you are looking for meters per second (velocity). q Your speed is 5 meters per second. 100/20 = 5 q You skate faster. Calculating Speed: Section 3 q When solving for speed, you are looking for meters per second (velocity). q Her average speed was 9.37 meters per second....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ohio Tourism

- Ohio Tourism Everyone needs to get away from home at some point. Whether it be for a day, a week a or a month, a vacation is always desired by all. Among the millions of places there are to visit in the world, one of the best has to be the state of Ohio. Ohio has hundreds of attractions. It has everything from amusement parks to camping grounds to museums. Whatever a taste is, Ohio has something to accommodate them. Among the hundreds of places to visit, a few of them stand out more than others, making them very popular and interesting to visit....   [tags: Papers]

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The Lever and Incline Plane of Ancient Times

- Did you know that the most of the six simple machines were used in ancient times. As a matter of fact, all of them were. Before I tell you about that, I should introduce the names of all six simple machines. The six simple machines are incline plane, the wedge, the screw, the lever, the wheel and axel, and the pulley. I have chosen to research, the incline plane and the lever. Now I will tell you some more information on these two topics. The first simple machine that I have chosen to research is the incline plane....   [tags: simple machines, ancient times, history, ]

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The Violence of Child Abuse in My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke

- ... Hence, it can be predicted that the mother and their son are waiting in the kitchen for the father to return from work leading to the poem ultimately set in the kitchen. There are many sensory details that can be portrayed through this poem. A waltz is a type of dance in which couples sway back and forth as they go round and round. A reader’s emotions do the same throughout the poem. The poem is like a seesaw of emotions, “where the elements of joy (the figure of the waltz, the playful rhymes, the rhythm), are balanced against the elements of fear” (Fong 78)....   [tags: poem, sensory, drunken]

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