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Destiny's Crosshairs

Russian roulette with a million chambers.
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It is a fact that people enjoy exposing themselves to unnecessary risks. Presumably, the main reason for this inclination is that the adrenaline discharges which provide an exhilarating feeling of being full of life are very addictive. Also, it makes you look cool.

Whatever the reason, who are we to argue with this near-death wish? Give the people what they want! They already get it from multiple providers, be it their basejumping gear supplier, or local tobacco store.

The new ride Destiny's Crosshairs provides you with a (statistically certified) one in a million chance of death upon each use. Note that this does not significantly increase a casual visitor's probability of untimely demise, since to equate only their chances of dying behind the wheel of their vehicle, they would need to reach a whopping 100 ride visits per annum.

Excellent for moving things forward with that girl you've been hitting on to no avail; she will call you reckless and immature for going on a death ride, but will be secretely impressed, and irresistibly drawn to your daredevil persona.

Hurry to catch our special promotion: the one-millionth customer wins a juicy life insurance package! Upon exiting, naturally.

placid_turmoil, Mar 14 2007

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       Russian Rou-lotto?   

       I like it a lot. It appeals to some dark part of me. Maybe give out a free lottery ticket to all riders?   

       Ooh! 1. Random number generator 2. "Enter number 1-1000000" keypad 3. Shotgun 4. Lottery ticket printer   

       I'm not sure what happens if you lose AND win.   

       You could make it an ethical case study in math skills by using a fake shotgun and testing what odds people will accept to get the lottery ticket.
GutPunchLullabies, Mar 14 2007
  

       I think I see where you're going with this, but I'm not certain that I can endorse the logic of lumping buying base jumping gear in with buying tobacco.   

       I'm not certain that adrenalin addiction and nicotine addiction are cut from the same cloth. People don't wake up in the middle of the night craving freefall.
normzone, Mar 14 2007
  

       That's kind of a broad generalization.
GutPunchLullabies, Mar 14 2007
  

       Well, I have woke myself up in the middle of the night having freediving dreams, and holding my breath until I can't any longer.
normzone, Mar 14 2007
  

       //People don't wake up in the middle of the night craving freefall.//   

       Um...I can't be the only one.   

       [normzone] I agree that smoking has nothing to do with adrenaline, so the tobacco store is not the best example. My point is that it's an unnecessary risk that people take up mainly for social reasons (it makes you look cool).
placid_turmoil, Mar 15 2007
  
      
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