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Best Roller Coasters In The World!

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There is no shortage of man-made thrills in this world. But we have a special fondness for the roller coaster. And the thrills have increased exponentially in the past 100 years. Today, roller coasters have become instruments of adrenaline. They break speed records, hurl passengers through space, and some are even designed to trick riders. Whether they’re sending us upside down (14 times), zooming us over a course at 150 miles per hour or making us scream by shuffling the track while we’re on it, today’s roller coasters are thrilling marvels of engineering.

Take a look at the World’s Best Roller Coasters-

1. Formula Rossa — Ferrari World, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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When it comes to speed, no other coaster in the world can compare with Formula Rossa. Developed to resemble a Ferrari sportscar, this roller coaster is the fastest in the world. It launches riders from zero to 150 miles per hour in five seconds. The track sits on a Ferrari racing course and swerves around 1.5 miles of track.

2. Kingda Ka — Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey

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This is the tallest roller coaster in the world and the fastest in North America. The track reaches heights of 456 feet (over 45 stories) before sending riders hurtling down at 128 miles per hour — a speed reached in just 3.5 seconds. Kingda Ka is one of the most intense rides around, even though the whole experience only lasts about 50 seconds.

3. Steel Dragon 2000 — Nagashima Spaland, Japan

Steel Dragon Rollercoaster

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Honors for the world’s longest roller coaster go to the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan. It cost more than $52 million to construct its 8,000 feet of track and it’s the seventh-tallest steel coaster in the world, reaching 318 feet at its peak. The Steel Dragon 2000 also has the sixth-longest drop, which shoots passengers 95 miles per hour on a 306-foot descent.

4. Top Thrill Dragster — Cedarpoint, Ohio

Top Thrill Dragster

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Often considered the roller coaster capital of America, Cedar Point is home to many of the country’s most thrilling rides, but the king of them all is the Top Thrill Dragster. When it was built, it was meant to be the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. Since then, other coasters have edged in, but that doesn’t diminish the power of this heart-thumping ride. Passengers reach 120 miles per hour in only 3.8 seconds.

5. Roller Coaster T Express — Everland, South Korea

T Express Everland Korea

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For riders who prefer an old-school (but still extreme!) experience, the T Express in South Korea is the world’s tallest wooden coaster at 183 feet. The course takes advantage of its location on a hillside, launching riders down a 150-foot drop. The ride reaches a top speed of 65 miles per hour and sends cars down a 77-degree drop. It’s routinely voted one of the best wooden coasters in the world.

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Unlock 5 Guidelines: What’s Allowed, What’s Not

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued another set of guidelines for the next phase of relaxation. It includes reopening of cinemas and theatres. Schools and colleges may also reopen in Unlock 5, but it has been left on the state governments to decide

The Instructions for Unlock 5 will come into effect on October 1 and will run until October 31. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the national lockdown in March, all public activities were banned by the government. Though India now has over 62 cases of lakh coronavirus and 97,000 deaths, Unlock 5 is being used to encourage further activities.

Unlock 5 guidelines in 10 points:

1. Outside containment zones, cinemas, theatres and multiplexes will reopen with up to 50 percent seating capacity as of 15 October. Since March, the cinemas have been completely shut down. Also, their owners have been seeking reopenings as the losses have escalated for more than 7 months.

2. The state and UT governments might decide to reopen schools after October 15, but in a graded manner. Decisions on the reopening of schools will be made in consultation with schools and institutional administrators. Moreover, on the basis of their evaluation of the situation and subject to certain conditions.

3. However, even though schools can be reopened, the main form of teaching will continue to be online or distance learning. Where schools conduct online classes, they may be able to do so if certain students choose to attend online classes instead of physically attending school. Only with the written permission of their parents can students attend schools and institutions. The guidelines for MHA Unlock 5 have also specified that attendance will not be enforced and must depend entirely on parental consent.

4. The opening of higher education institutions dedicated to research scholars (Ph.D.) and postgraduate students in the field of science and technology involving laboratory and experimental work will be allowed from 15 October onwards. The head of the institution would have to convince themselves that there is a clear need for research scholars (Ph.D.). Also, for the postgraduate students in the science and technology stream for laboratory and experimental work students mainly for centrally funded higher education institutions.

5. All other institutions of higher education, including state universities, private universities, etc., may only be available to PhD students and postgrad students. Moreover, only for those in the field of science and technology who need laboratory and experimental work. But the decision will be made by the respective governments of the state and the UT.

6. Exhibitions for Business to Business (B2B) will be allowed. Also, the Department of Commerce will release the guidelines for this.

7. Swimming pools used for training sportsmen will be permitted to reopen. Further, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will issue guidelines for this.

8. From October 15, amusement parks and similar places will also be allowed to reopen. In that respect, the guidelines will be released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

9. The Unlock 5.0 guidelines have also made it possible for states to loosen the cap of 100 individuals at public meetings. Also, at functions outside containment areas. States will encourage an increased number of individuals to attend a public meeting from 15 October onwards. The decision comes before the beginning of the festivities of Dussehra, Diwali and Durga Puja across India.

10. Restrictions on International travel would continue.

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Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Oregon

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Before admitting to the union in February 1859, the only state in the United States of America to have two different designs on each side of its flag was Oregon. Situated on the West coast of the country, was called the Oregon Territory.

Oregon is America’s ninth-largest state. Moreover, home to a vast range of geographical diversities, including forests, deserts, volcanoes, shrublands, and plentiful bodies of water.

Find below a few hidden gems of Oregon city:

Sweet Creek Trail

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A simple 2.2-mile ride that takes in about a dozen spectacular waterfalls is the Pleasant Creek Trail. The best time to visit the trail is maybe April and May, as this is when numerous woodland wildflowers burst into full bloom. Look out for especially rare pink fawn lilies. Just a few miles inland from Florence, at the mouth of the Siuslaw River, the trail is located.

Yaquina Head Light and Cliffs

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Yaquina Head Light, the tallest lighthouse in the state. Also, it can be located near the mouth of the Yaquina River, near Newport City. The lighthouse is known for its presence when it stood as the Moesko Island Lighthouse in the 2002 film The Ring. Lighthouse tours are available and it can also take time for tourists to take a stroll along the cliffs.

Thor’s Well, Yachats

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A giant hole in the rock on the side of the Oregon Coast is Thor’s Well. The void appears to swallow the surrounding seawater. It may seem like a giant, bottomless gap to a normal eye, but, in fact, it does have a bottom.

Though it is unknown, researchers believe that the pit is only about 20 feet deep, but Thor’s Well manages to produce some of the most spectacular sights in the state, especially during high tide, regardless of its insignificant depth.

Enchanted Forest, Turner

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The artist who began to create characters and attractions based on fairy tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Mother Goose, and Humpty Dumpty created the Enchanted Forest exclusively.

In 1971, the park was opened to the public and has been attracting families since then.

Chocolate Waterfall, Portland

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A massive 21-one-foot chocolate waterfall stands inside the Candy Basket Shop in Portland, Oregon. It throws a gobsmacking 2,700 pounds of chocolate over a huge waterfall-like structure. This towering cascade, constructed from sculpted bronze and Italian marble, has been in operation since 1991 and is the world’s tallest and oldest waterfall of its kind.

Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook

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The Tillamook Air Museum houses a vast private collection of ancient and unusual aircraft. In addition, some of them are stored to be a part of the museum.

The “Flying Museum” is painted on one of the exterior walls after the discontinuation of its use by the military. It also contains many unusual and different planes which are not in use by military.

Silent Rock, Rhododendron

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While no one seems to know the true roots of the belief, when approaching the mound, it is considered that one must be as quiet as possible or suffer the consequences.

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‘Disgusting Food Museum’ Opens In Sweden

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We are not oblivious to fact that each country has its own cuisine and culture. What we might find disgusting and intolerable, they may actually love it. The ‘Disgusting Food Museum’ Opens in Sweden. However, to limit the spread of COVID-19/Corona virus, the Disgusting Food Museum will temporarily be open only on Saturdays and Sundays. They will reassess the situation every week and determine if the closure will still be in effect. The food items are as such disgusting as it can get. You literally need to have guts to fathom whatever food items that are in display.

The Disgusting Food Museum’s exhibit has 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods. Adventurous visitors will appreciate the opportunity to smell and taste some of these notorious foods. Do you dare smell the world’s stinkiest cheese? Or taste sweets made with metal cleansing chemicals? Nonetheless, the museum isn’t trying to make visitors lose their lunch; instead, it hopes to highlight the cultural subjectivity of food.

Here are a few items on display:

Surströmming – Fermented herring from Sweden

 

Small Baltic herring are caught in the spring, salted and left to ferment at leisure. Through the process of fermenting or souring. The aroma is pungent, and the taste is rounded yet piquant with a distinct acidity.

Cuy – Roasted guinea pigs from Peru

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The people of Peru love this delicacy. The roasted guinea pig recipe called Cuy, although it is a permanent part of Peru’s Andean diet for thousands of years.

Casu marzu – Maggot-infested cheese from Sardinia

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The traditional dish of the people of Sardinia known as Casu marzu. Also known as, Fly larvae cheese, the cheese prepared by live Maggots; The flies transform a good traditional cheese by eating and digesting it, and the larvae STAY in the cheese and get to be eaten with it. According to Delish, the cheese “develops when cheese fly larvae are introduced into Pecorino to promote advanced fermentation. As the larvae hatch and eat through the cheese, it softens. Diners have to dig in before the maggots die.”

Stinky tofu – Pungent bean curd from China

A stinky tofu, there is a recipe from China and Taiwan that is on exhibit at the museum. It is made by fermenting the bean curd, and then the tofu is soaked and the pungent bean curd extracted from it. Furthermore, Stinky tofu is one of the most popular snack foods in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

Hákarl – Well-aged shark from Iceland

Known as Hákarl, the Greenland shark is fermented and hung to dry for up to five months to remove the acid from the meat. It is the national cuisine of Iceland.

Durian – Infamously stinky fruit from Thailand

A fruit weighing two to seven pounds, Durian is one of the worst smelling fruits in the world. Moreover, it is forbidden to eat in many countries like Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand. The odour of the fruit is described as pig-excrement, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. Can be smelled from miles away, it a popular fruit.

 

Address: Caroli city, Östergatan 12, Malmö, Sweden
Timings: 12 pm to 6 pm
Ticket Price: KR 185 (Rs. 1,340)

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