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  • Warning, this new roller coaster isn’t for the faint of heart.

    Ohio’s Cedar Point amusement park released a CG mockup of its newest coaster, the Valravn Birdseye, which will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster.
    Not only that, but when the ride opens next summer, the Valravn Birdseye will break 10 roller coaster records:

    1. Tallest dive coaster (223 feet)
    2. Fastest dive coaster (75 mph)
    3. Longest dive coaster (3,415 feet)
    4. Most inversions on a dive coaster (three)
    5. Longest drop on a dive coaster (214 feet)
    6. Highest inversion on a dive coaster (165 feet)
    7. Most roller coasters taller than 200 feet at one amusement park (5)
    8. Most rides at one amusement park (72)
    9. Most steel roller coaster track at one amusement park (52,125 feet/9.9 miles)
    10. Most roller coaster track at one amusement park (60,110 feet/11.4 miles)

    The Valravn Birdseye was designed and built by Bolliger & Mabillard in Monthey, Switzerland, and is the 100th coaster the firm has created.

    The roller coaster

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  • Just in case you didn’t have enough reasons to fear crocodiles, here is a new one.

    National Geographic photographer Trevor Frost posted a video on Instagram of a croc pushing itself out of the water by its tail to grab the meat dangling above it.

    “Crocodiles have incredibly strong tails,” Frost explains in the Instagram caption.  “Their tails propel them in the water like torpedoes from a submarine. In fact, as you see here, their tails are so strong that they can propel their entire body out of the water.”

    We’re definitely impressed by crocodiles, if not more terrified of ever crossing paths with one.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new host of NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice". The twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar begins his boardroom duties in the 2016-17 season.

    Former host, Donald Trump famously said, "You're fired" at the end of every episode. Arnold’s movies are famous for his one-liners. Do any of them contain a potential catchphrase for his new show?

    Take a guess and see if you know what movies that made these one-liners famous:

    (1) You’re fired

    (2) Hasta la vista, baby

    (3) Don’t give up your day job

    (4) Oh, poor baby.

    (5) Stop whining!

    (6) You’re confusion is not rational.

    (7) Talk to the hand.

    (8) Put a sock in it! I don’t care who does what to your Hershey highway and stop shouting I’m not deaf!

    (9) You kids are soft!

    (10) You lack discipline!

    (11) I’m afraid my condition has left me cold to your plea of mercy.

    (12) You're not going to have your mommies here to wipe your tushies. Oh, no. It's time to turn this mush into muscles. 




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  • What do you get when you combine hot peppers and Shakespeare? One interesting video.

    For her new video series, #ChilliMonologues, director and photographer Rosie Collins brought together a brave group of actors to eat some super-hot peppers before reciting some of the Bard’s most famous lines.

    The actors munched on a variety of peppers, including jalapeños, a Scotch bonnet, a ghost pepper and a Komodo Dragon chili.

    The reactions to the dangerously hot peppers varied from actor to actor, but their pain was evident throughout their performances, with some crying and others guzzling milk to try to numb their suffering.

    Collins said she was inspired to film actors doing something with chilies after learning that the Komodo Dragon pepper, Britain’s hottest commercially grown chili pepper, would be sold in the U.K.  

    So why Shakespeare? According to Collins, it was “such an obvious fit” due to the reactions she was expecting from her actors after they ate the peppers.

    “It started out as a bit of

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  • A video of a high school cheerleading squad is going viral for all the wrong reasons.

    The Lumberton High School cheerleaders are under fire for their 9/11 themed cheer routine, which features audio from live news reports from the day of the attack, the song “God Bless the USA” and comments made by President George W. Bush.

    The squad, from Lumberton, Texas, performed the routine on Friday, the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    One of the cheerleaders shared the video on Twitter, writing “The Lumberton cheerleaders would like you to watch our appreciation & acknowledgement for the ones effected [sic] in 9/11.”

    The tribute has been met with mixed emotions, while some say the performance left them speechless, others have called it tasteless to be tumbling to the sounds of audio reports from the day the towers fell.

    The LHS cheerleaders have performed a 9/11 tribute routine every year since 2002, and this year has been no different.

    The squad’s coach, Lauren Sheffield, told Buzzfeed News

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