Monday, August 26, 2013

Euthanasia Coaster

The Euthanasia Coaster is an art concept for a steel roller coaster designed to kill its passengers.  In 2010, it was designed and made into a scale model by Julijonas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London. Urbonas, who has worked at an amusement park, stated that the goal of his concept roller coaster is to take lives "with elegance and euphoria".  As for practical applications of his design, Urbonas mentioned "euthanasia" or "execution".  John Allen, who served as president of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, inspired Urbonas with his description of the ideal roller coaster as one that "sends out 24 people and they all come back dead".  As a hypothetical means of euthanasia, the design led to concern from anti-euthanasia association Care Not Killing.

Thanks, Jon!


Mr Black said...

I am not pro death penalty/or euthanasia, but there is a dark beauty to this as an artistic design so long as it is not considered for practical application. Death happens and does not require any assistance from man. It would make a great horror film concept.

Addicted to Halloween said...

Wow, that is just freaky-weird.


It does prevent the kiddies from saying "Daddy, can we go on that ride again?"

Marrow said...

"After a sharp right-hand turn the train would enter a straight, where unloading of corpses and loading of new passengers could take place."

Why didn't I get to invent this?

Rot said...

I'm in favor of such a ride.

Death is a giant douchebag.
The notion of personally choosing the means and the moment and defying the natural order of things is a pleasant thought for this guy.

Marrow said...

I have read and agree with all terms and conditions and will not hold The Haunted Hayride of Absolute Doom and/or Euthanasia Attractions Inc. responsible for any possible injury and/or loss of life that may occur.

Signature: __________________
Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)___________

Rot said...


Willow Cove said...

If I chose to go this way, I'd be in the front row with my arms up shouting "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Or be launched from a catapult into a volcano.

Wearing a chicken suit.

Goneferalinidaho said...

I never blame those that take themselves out on their own terms.