If you can take this quiz and pass it, that's great. If you can take this quiz and pass it while upside down on a roller coaster, even better.
It's actually a bit of a mystery, but doctors think it has something to do with the shifting of organs and fluid inside the body.
False. A little organ shifting never hurt anyone.
The stretchy band on a handheld slingshot is good for shooting rocks, but it's not as useful for hurling a passenger capsule.
Would you believe 361 feet (110 meters)? The capsule is attached to a cable made from a pair of steel ropes that is strung between the tops of two towers ranging from 118 to 236 feet (36 to 72 meters) in height.
A specially designed system of steel ropes, pulleys and springs propels the passenger capsule at an incredible 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour).
While it would be a pretty awesome name for a military unit, g-force is actually a meaurement of force caused by gravity or acceleration. The normal pull of gravity is 1g.
Companies like Sky Thrills! in Fullerton, Calif., will actually let you perform stunts like the hammerhead turn -- no experience required.
The Extra 300L and the Pitts S-2C are capable of doing stunts like rolls, loops, inverted flight, hammerhead turns and more. The Canary B-5700 can't do anything, because it's made up.
Curtis Rivers bungee jumped from a hot air balloon at 15,200 feet. After his 33-foot (10-meter) cord stretched to 98 feet (30 meters), Curtis bounced five times, then disconnected the cord and parachuted to the ground
At the A.J. Hackett Macau Tower in Macau, China, you can bungee jump from a height of 764 feet (233 meters) above the city below.
Believe it or not, the "land-divers" of Pentecost Island have been jumping off of 100-foot (30-meter) wooden towers for centuries. They jump with fresh, elastic vines tied around their ankles.
After observing the "land-divers" of Pentecost Island, the members of the United Kingdom’s Oxford Dangerous Sports Club decided to try it for themselves. Members jumped from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on April 1, 1979, and the modern sport of bungee jumping was born.
Actually, that's false. Kind of tricky, huh? Gravity is very much at work during the flights of the G-FORCE ONE. Passengers float inside the aircraft as if weightless because they're basically being pulled toward Earth at the same rate as the plane.
A parabolic flight pattern has peaks and valleys that make it look like a wave. Let's hope you never have a commercial airline flight like that!
From the top of the parabola down to the bottom. That's the fun part. From the bottom of the parabola up to the top, passengers are exposed to a g-force of 1.8.
NASA's first Vomit Comets from the 1950s were twin-engine C-131s. Today the agency uses the C-9.
Yeah, that's true, but you can bet there was no corkscrew involved. Just gently sloping hills at a simple track in St. Petersburg, Russia.
At 465 feet high, the Kingda Ka is the world's tallest roller coaster. It's also the second fastest, with cars reaching speeds of 128 miles per hour (206 kilometers per hour).
You can thank tubular steel track for corkscrews, high speeds and upside-down cars. It debuted at Disneyland's Matterhorn in 1959.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to be exact. The coaster, known as the Formula Rossa, launches you from 0 to 149 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour) in just 4.9 seconds!