They Thought They Were Going To Buy A House, But This Showing Is Truly One-of-a-kind
The first roller coasters in the world were Russian ice slides. These long, steep wooden slides covered in ice were sometimes as high as 70 feet, and were popular in Russia in the 16th and 17th centuries. Riders shot down the slope in sleds made out of wood or blocks of ice, crash-landing into sand piles. The first American roller coaster was built in the mountains of Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s. Within decades, wooden roller coasters became popular and were built across the country. Today, most amusement parks use steel roller coasters. Some of these new roller coasters go from 0 to 120 mph in just seconds. All that is thrilling, but I had never seen a roller coaster quite like the one in this video.