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Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:56 am

It doesn't feel that long ago that I was making my last trip of the year to Thorpe and trying to figure out what to do at weekends for the next four and a half months!
 
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:30 am

Just found out I’m going to Alton Towers after finding it in my birthday card. 
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:14 am

Wheeeyyy!

First of all, Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your day :)
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Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:20 pm

Forgot to add I’m going on Sunday, sorry!
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:30 pm

Ha. With the park closed yesterday, I was expecting that :)

When was your last visit?
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Well, when I go, it will be one week before one YEAR since I last went, so I’m excited to ride Wicker Man, which will be my 1st wooden coaster, as well as Smiler because the only time I’ve rode it, I thought it was a bit rough and didn’t enjoy it as much as I was expecting. However, since then I’ve ridden rougher rides and loved them, so I think my opinion might change. 
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Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:02 am

Enjoy Alton! :)

In other news, last night was the Ig Nobel Prize awards. These are awards for scientific research that first make you laugh but then make you think, hosted each year at Harvard. They're light-hearted, but normally fairly highly prized by academics.

This year's award for medicine went to Marc A. Mitchell and David D. Wartinger from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, for their work entitled: Validation of a Functional Pyelocalyceal Renal Model for the Evaluation of Renal Calculi Passage While Riding a Roller Coaster.

Basically they found that a patient with kidney stones suddenly didn't have kidney stones after riding Big Thunder Mountain a few times whilst on holiday at Disney World.

So to test the theory that roller coasters could help this condition, they built a silicone replica of the renal system and set about testing whether roller coasters could dislodge kidney stones. Turns out Big Thunder Mountain was one of the better rides for doing this, due to its motion and shaking in all directions. Space Mountain and Rock and Rollercoaster were not as good.

A full write up of the event, including why cannibalism just isn't worth it, can be found on BBC News.
 
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 am

I just realised that all the major rides at Alton Towers have 1 i in them. Nemesis, Oblivion, Air/Galactica, Rita, Thirteen, The Smiler and Wicker Man. A coincidence, or something else?
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:07 am

illuminati confirmed!
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Complete credit goes to the bubbleboi
 
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:26 am

Just did Wicker Man. Omigod.
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:02 pm

Wagstaff04 wrote:
Just did wicker man. Omigod.


It's pretty good isn't it :sus:

Try it Near the end of the day when it's at it's fastest
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Probably gonna get fastrack for the end of the day. It’s so good. At the moment, as it’s the only ride I’ve ridden today, it is no. 2 on my favourite coaster list.

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Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:23 pm

All my local shops are jammed with Halloween stuff. It’s so awesome!!
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:40 pm

It is good! Love Halloween!
B&M has a spirit board for sale which moves when it senses movement. Scared the hell out of me when I saw it move on its own. I usually have to pay for scares!! :lol
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:11 pm

The wind outside sounds pretty halloweeny tonight!
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:31 pm

And it was on this evening, at 11:27pm, that the members won the first round of Quick Count: Tug of War.

There was much merriment and cheer. :)
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:46 pm

I feel so proud that the members won it, thought we didn't stand a chance!
Congrats all around!
 
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:21 am

You pesky kids won't get away with it next time!!
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:36 am

Justin, you'd have gotten away with winning if it wasn't for us meddling kids...
 
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Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:47 am

Sorry for the double post but I just came up with a joke/pun and wanted to share it before I forgot it
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