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A Tale of Two Clickbaits

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We've all seen images similar to these at some point while browsing coaster POVs.

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Photoshopped for the sole purpose of garnering views from people who don't understand roller coasters, the classic image depicts a "deadly" coaster with a train that flies off the tracks. Anyone who has ever watched one of these videos knows that they discuss real roller coasters, and that the authors have a basic understanding of how they work despite the silly picture. Nothing new or interesting about that, right? 

The first image is the standard "unbelievable" roller coaster clickbait: a B&M coaster with the top half of the loop shaved off to make it look like the train launches off the track and then lands on it again perfectly. We know a coaster like this isn't possible, as do the people who edited the image, but four million views is nothing to complain about.

The second image puts a twist on the classic design by using an inversion from Great America's Invertigo instead of that of a B&M sitdown. Other than the coaster type, it's essentially the same image leading to what is most likely a very similar video, and if you didn't see the two next to each other, you wouldn't think anything of it. Top5Central could have easily used a sitdown coaster as well, but they ultimately chose to go with an inverted coaster instead. How could they possibly screw that one up?

If you examine the images once more, you may notice another striking similarity: the trains are identical. 
The brilliant minds behind Top5Central copied and pasted the B&M sitdown trains onto the Vekoma inverted coaster. 
Not only that, but it's oriented so that riders' heads are closer to the track than their feet are, which is normal on an inverted coaster, but disastrous on a sitdown coaster. They failed to notice this error despite a red arrow pointing directly at it. Imagine what will happen when that airborne train attempts to reconnect with that inverted track. 
What is likely the original image is in the link below. 
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Epilogue: If we supposed for a moment that roller coasters with broken inversions like these actually existed, and we suspend our belief that trains cannot simply fly off roller coasters, such as depicted in the first image, and land back on the tracks again if engineered properly, we must infer from the second image that riders held onto the rails like monkey bars and somehow gained enough momentum to hoist themselves and the unsupported two-ton train all the way up the loop and then mustered up enough strength to launch themselves and the heavy train into the air. If by some miracle these inhumanly strong riders managed to get that far, and their trajectory was absolutely perfect, the four riders in front would still faceplant into the track, likely causing the train to crash into itself and smush the riders as though they were caught in a giant accordion. If anyone somehow survived this onslaught, they could look forward to falling head-first 50 feet straight down onto the steel track below them, which would thus be the most appropriate place for the ride exit. 

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#2
i thought this thread was gonna be clickbait. you shouldve made it clickbait
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#3
Yeah I've seen them before and its pretty disgusting, clickbait is everywhere though, don't let it get to you too much
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