Artist Creates ‘Euthanasia Roller Coaster’ Designed To Kill It’s Riders

(PCM) An artist by the name of  Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to humanely—with elegance and euphoria—take the life of a human being.”

It sounds a little demented and creepy to us, but Urbonas explains that the Euthanasia Coaster is also designed to provider the rider with a spiritual experience as well. As the riders cart climbs a very long and slow incline that leads to a quarter mile long straight drop, they are given a chance to spiritually reflect upon their lives. When they reach the peak they have a chance to wave and say goodbye to loved ones or change their minds a go back. The cart would be equipped with a “Fall” button, however once it is pushed there is no turning back.

After flying straight down the hill the rider is then thrust upon a series of upside down loops, six in a row to be exact, that create so much centrifugal force that a person would not be able to breathe and would pass way due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Urbonas says that this type of centrifugal force can also create a sense of euphoria in the brain which is why he claims his “death coaster” is actually a quite humane way to end someone’s life.

The project overall definitely creates a shock factor and certainly leads to many ethical questions and concerns. Urbonas says that his project could theoretically be used to assist with curbing overpopulation or helping individuals who are ailing or sick end their lives the way that they choose, almost like one final thrill ride!

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YouTuber Tries To Recreate The ‘Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge’

(PCM) YouTuber Kevin Kohler, who runs the popular channel TheBackyardScientist, recently made an attempt to recreate the ‘Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge’ which was inspired by a cult favorite episode of the long running FOX animated series “The Simpsons”. Kohler set up 10 megaphones back to back to see just how loud of a sound he could create.

Kohler explained in the video that the idea for the challenge came to him when he was watching “The Simpson” and saw Bart’s prank from the episode titled “The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson” which aired in season 8 of the series. In the episode, Bart puts 10 megaphones back to back and creates a sound so loud that it led to a shock wave that shattered all of the windows in town, including his father Homer’s full fridge of beer.

Everything started off well for Kohler with the test challenge as he collected and lined up all the megaphone, but what he failed to anticipate was any type of feedback loop. He attempted to rearranged the megaphones to tone down some of the feedback and then shouted into the first one. His sound was not that loud and was pretty much the same as using only one megaphone, as the power sources that make up the megaphones were not strong enough to amplify the sound to the level he anticipated. The sound ended up becoming quite distorted.

Not thrilled with the way the experiment turned out the first time, Kohler and his assisant then decided to move the megaphones into a circular shape and finally created the ear-splitting noise they desired. The feedback loop they measured was 16 times louder than your average vacuum cleaner. You can watch their entire ordeal and the outcome in the video below:

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Pennsylvania Pastor Is Accidentally Mailed 10 Pounds Of Pot

(PCM) Police in Pennsylvania are just as perplexed as the pastor who was accidentally mailed ten pounds of marijuana. The pastor claimed that she received a UPS package to her home in Yeadon, PA which contained the drugs and she immediately contacted the local authorities. The package was originally shipped from Sacramento, California and she ended up opening the box when she arrived at her Southwest Philadelphia ministry only to discover that the box contained several bundles of marijuana which were wrapped up in cellophane and stuffed inside of a plastic bucket.

Of course the pastor is now worried for her own safety, as she fears the packages intended recipients may come looking for the package which landed at her address by mistake. The authorities in Yeadon claim that this is not the first time they have received reports about someone using a stranger address to mail drugs to themselves and are currently planning on investigating the incident further.

They are making an attempt to gain access to surveillance footage from the UPS shipping location in California where the package was dropped off to see if they can identify the suspects who originally shipped the package. Thus far they have had no luck. A similar situation occurred at the City Blue retail store location in Upper Darby, PA where instead of receiving a shipment of menswear they were expecting, the store received a package containing ninety pounds of marijuana instead that had a street value estimated at around $270,000.

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Not Everyone Is ‘Loving’ McDonald’s New Dystopian-Looking Uniforms

(PCM) We are not “loving it” and neither is anyone else when it comes to the new uniform choice for McDonald’s employees. In fact, they truly resemble something straight out of science fiction movie and paint the picture of quite the dystopian future. Something tells us that is definitely not what the company was going for, but they certainly succeeded tenfold!

Many are comparing the new uniforms to the commander uniforms in the “Star Wars” film franchise and while it is understandable that after so many years McDonald’s would want to change up their dress code, couldn’t they have chosen something a little less … can we say … drab!

According to a press release from the McDonald’s corporation the new uniforms were designed as a collaboration between Bindu Rivas and Waraire Boswell, who actually worked at a McDonald’s in California before he started designing for celebrities like Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres. The new look debuted in April 2017 at all 14,000 restaurants.

“Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear,” Jez Langhorn, McDonald’s Senior Director of HR, said in the release. “Beyond that, it’s another step in the company’s continuous effort to raise the bar by investing in people and improving the restaurant experience with a focus on hospitality.”

We are certain that the company never expected the internet backlash they have began receiving once the images of the new uniform design was released.

We are curious to see just how long this new uniform design will last! The power of the internet can speak volumes sometimes and the last thing McDonald’s would want is for everyone to not be “loving it”!

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Happy Days Actress Erin Moran Dead At Age 56

(PCM) Hollywood is mourning the loss of “Happy Days” and “Joanie Love Chachi” actress Erin Moran who was found dead in her Indiana home at the age of 56.

Moran is best known for her role as the lovable Joanie Cunningham on the long running TV sitcom “Happy Days”. She also appeared in “Murder She Wrote”, “Desperation Boulevard” and “Celebrity Fit Club”.

According to Indiana authorities, they received a call reporting an “unresponsive female”. When EMT’s arrive on the scene they discovered Moran’s body and she was already deceased. An autopsy to determine her exact cause of death is still pending.

Moran struggled with drinking and several incidents of bizarre behavior after her “Happy Days” fame. She ended up living in an Indiana trailer park with her husband Steve Fleishmann, but it is being reported that the two were allegedly on their way to being kicked out of the trailer park and were flat broke.

Many of Moran’s “Happy Days” co-stars have expressed their condolences online. Actor/director Ron Howard tweeted “Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens.”

The “Fonz” himself Henry Winkler tweeted, “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon”

Our sincere condolences go out to Erin Moran’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

 

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Could Facebook Really Be Developing A Technology That Can Read Our Minds? The Answer Is Yes!

(PCM) Over the years we have analyzed the many pros and cons of technology growth. Our devices such as smartphones, computers and televisions are getting smarter and smarter by the day and there is really no set of rules governing just where the limits of this technology growth can lead. Some feel it can lead to a very bad place where our devices can take over for actual thinking, which is why the news that Facebook is developing a new technology that would allow them to be able to read our thoughts is absolutely terrifying, yet intriguing at the same time.

Should Facebook really even be allowed to harness that type of power and just how would it be able to differentiate between thoughts that we want known and other thoughts that we would rather keep to ourselves. Facebook’s new mind-reading plan was revealed during the company’s annual F8 conference which is where the developers gather to discuss various future technologies and reveal what they have been working on.

The news was revealed by Facebook’s vice president of engineering Regina Dugan who heads up the projects located in Facebook’s mysterious Building 8, an area where we still wonder what kind of crazy stuff is really happening in there! Dugan claimed the company was hard at work on two special projects that focused on “silent speech communications” and a new system that would allow Facebook users to only type using their brains.

In a statement, Dugan said, “Over the next 2 years, we will be building systems that demonstrate the capability to type at 100 wpm by decoding neural activity devoted to speech.Just as you take many photos and decide to share some of them, so too, you have many thoughts and decide to share some of them in the form of the spoken word.”

In layman’s terms, basically Facebook wants to find a way to connect your brain directly to the computer or smart device. Currently the only systems that feature this type of technology require some sort of brain implant that would then allow thoughts to be texted out, however Facebook would like to perfect this technology to be used without the need for any type of surgical procedure.

Many were concerned about privacy to which Dugan addressed saying, “We are not talking about decoding your random thoughts.You have many thoughts, you choose to share some of them. We’re talking about decoding those words. A silent speech interface – one with all the speed and flexibility of voice.”

Still, this means that Facebook would still be gathering the info from all of our thoughts, not just the ones we would choose to post. How would they be able to make that determination about which thoughts to publish and which to keep private. The research into this type of technology is far from complete and we are certain that we will not be seeing anything quite that invasive anytime in the near future, but the thought that is it on the way is definitely a bit scary and concerning, as it won’t be that long of a wait!

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