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roller coaster

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, roller
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The name Russian Mountains to designate a roller coaster is preserved in many languages.
Washington, July 21 ( ANI ): No foul play has been detected in the death of a woman who fell from a roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas, based on an initial investigation by authorities.
A roller coaster that was destroyed and partly submerged in the ocean by Hurricane Sandy is not to be used by the authorities as a tourist attraction.
This inspired Bob Rogers, a museum and theme park designer at BRC Imagination Arts in California, to design a roller coaster that would give riders a similar experience: eight seconds of weightlessness.
Police investigators have detected a crack on the wheel axle shaft of a roller coaster which had been operated alternately with the roller coaster involved in a fatal accident at Osaka's Expoland amusement park in May, police officials said Sunday.
The cars spin around while travelling on the track, like a waltzer on a roller coaster.
VALENCIA -- For psychologist Linda Bortell, a few minutes on a roller coaster can be a cure for the stresses of modern living.
A collaboration with psychologist Cliff Arnall found that variety of movements, speed and controlled fear are all major factors in making a roller coaster successful.
But he does like the idea of finding a roller coaster capable of scaring his mother, whom Michael describes as a sort of daredevil who enjoys stomach-churning adventures at amusement parks across the country.
The EFAA report on roller coaster safety observed that "activities like being hit with a pillow, jumping on a rope, or falling on an exercise mat can all create much higher peaks of g-forces than a roller coaster.
It's like being on a roller coaster, you go on the roller coaster and as you're going around it's not much fun.
A mother and her child hurtled from a roller coaster at Gillian's Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, New Jersey, when its brakes fail;
The ruler is like the first big hill on a roller coaster.
Pretend that you don't know what a roller coaster is and say something like, "Oh, a roller coaster is that ride that goes really straight and very slow.