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World’s Tallest Roller Coaster Will Be Wrapped Around A Skyscraper In Orlando [Video]

The world’s tallest roller coaster is set to open in Orlando, Florida in 2017. The roller coaster aptly named ‘Skyscraper’ will wrap and wind its way around a skyscraper, and holy crap this thing looks insane.

From CNN:

Plans are underway to build the world’s tallest — and quite possibly most terrifying — roller coaster at an Orlando, Florida, theme park due to open in 2017.

Suitably called “The Skyscraper,” the coaster track spirals up and down the side of a 535-foot-tall observation tower.

“The unique design of the coaster means more incredible, heart-pounding inside and outside loops, dives, spirals and inversions in a vertical area than riders have ever before experienced,” says Bill Kitchen, founder of Orlando-based US Thrill Rides, which designed the Skyscraper.

The design is based on US Thrill Rides’ Polercoasters concept, in which high thrills are delivered in a small diameter footprint.

The coasters are boarded at the bottom of the tower, then make their way to the top before gravity takes over, with riders disembarking at the bottom.

The Skyscraper will be part of a $250 million entertainment complex planned for Orlando’s International Drive called Skyplex, which includes an indoor theme park.

Skyplex is scheduled to open in 2017 in conjunction with the ‘Skyscraper’ which will then be the world’s tallest roller coast. This thing is insane, and I don’t know how to feel about it.

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Mike Golic Paid Off His Bet and Recreated the Kim Kardashian Naked Butt Photo

Mike Golic lost a bet to his ESPN Radio co-host Mike Greenberg when Northwestern beat Notre Dame earlier this month. In turn, Golic’s payment was recreating Kim Kardashian’s “Break the Internet” nude photo and right now I can’t believe I’m typing this Anyways, Golic lived up to his end (no pun intended) of the bargain Friday morning. You can see the photo above. It is exactly what the title of the post says.

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New ‘Game of Thrones’ Story-Based Video Game is Coming Out

A Game of Thrones story-based video game is coming out. Here’s the trailer.

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is a new six part episodic game series set in the world of HBO’s groundbreaking TV show.

This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart.

You will take on the role of different members of the Forrester household, and determine their fate through the choices you make; your actions and decisions will change the story around you.

[TelltaleGames]

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Jay Leno Surprises Tragically Wounded Soldier With $60,000 Car—Be Prepared To Get Choked Up [Video]

Aside from being on TV forever, the most notable thing about Jay Leno is his obsession with cars. He is also a hell of a good guy.

Meet pl. Ethan Laberge., who was on foot patrol in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber attacked him and the two soldiers he was was with. Laberge sustained nearly fatal injuries, while his two brothers-in-arms gravely succumbed to their injuries.

From TODAY:

“I had shrapnel that went through my … foot into my left knee and I had a hole in the back of my left leg,” Leberge said. “I had a superficial wound above my right knee and I also had shrapnel that went into my arm, broke off the end of my radius, broke up a couple of bones in my wrist and essentially shattered my thumb.”

In addition to those injuries, Leberge also suffered a traumatic brain injury that has been causing memory problems.

“If you called Cpl. Leberge a hero, he’d laugh,” Sgt Clinton Lien said. “He’d never consider himself a hero but he is to guys like us.”

Enter Jay Leno, a man I’ve only ever had strong opinions of based on the hand he dealt Conan O’Brien in regards to The Tonight Show. Well, as you may or may not know Jay Leno is a HUGE car collector.
It’s who he is, the car collecting racing aficionado. But in addition to that he’s a man who gives back when he sees that he can make a difference, and for the reasons below I just became a pretty big Jay Leno fan.

From TODAY:

“We took all these wounded warriors and did sort of a lottery and reached in and picked a soldier at random (to) do something for him and hopefully it expresses what we want to do for all the soldiers,” Leno said.

Leno, 64, said that when he meets many soldiers, most are barely out of their teens and he finds they’re often worlds apart. But Leno said he and Leberge were quickly able to find common ground in their love of cars, and Leno had just the thing for Leberge: a ride in a 2015 Dodge SRT Hellcat.

When Leno asked Leberge if he wanted to take it for a spin and was met with a resounding “hell yeah!”

“It’s too cool!” Leberge said, opening it up on the country roads near his base in Fort Campbell, Ky.

The two took a break from their joyride to grab lunch at Knockum Hill Bar B Que, where Leno got to sit down and hear Leberge’s story.

“Where I’m sitting now, I don’t know exactly how well I’ll recover,” Leberge said.

What a great gesture by Jay, for as much scrutiny as the former Late Night Show host gets from the public, you can’t hate on him for this. Youcan check out the full (extremely heart-warming) story HERE on TODAY.

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This Exclusive Footage From the New ‘Far Cry 4′ Is Sick

Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat.

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Creighton Freshman Doused With Beer on Diving Save Attempt [Video]

Toby Hegner, a freshman at Creighton, was showered with beer after diving for a loose ball on Wednesday night against Oklahoma. Hegner was upset with himself for not saving the ball, but bounced right up, wiped himself off and got back on the court. The Blue Jays, who are now playing without star Doug McDermott, ended up beating Oklahoma 65-63 to improve to 3-0.

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