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"Wall of Death" Hajj

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Hajj is the annual pilgrimage that Muslims undertake to Mecca. (see original idea).

At the centre of a large space is the Kaaba ("cube") around which thousands of pilgrims walk respectfully in a counter-clockwise direction.

Obviously this takes up quite a bit of time and only so many can share the amazing experience due to the duration and dynamics of the moving mass of people.

To speed up the whole event, and allow an even greater number to participate, we propose creating a massive cone spinning at high speed around the Kaaba, thus allowing the ritual to be performed in a matter of seconds.

Pilgrims enter at the bottom and slide progressively up the wall to the to rim, where they are flung off onto piles of soft cusions and/or other pilgrims who were a bit slow in getting out of the way.

No modifications to the original sacred site are required.

8th of 7, Oct 10 2010

Rotating Kabba Hajj Rotating_20Kabba_20Hajj
Original idea [8th of 7, Oct 10 2010]

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       If Bob Newhart didn't do a sketch about this whole "we have to walk around the cube seven times" thing, then he should have.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 10 2010
  

       Echo ideas can attract the wrath of the bakesperson. (see help file)
xenzag, Oct 10 2010
  

       We know that, but we are totally prepared to make a human sacrifice to propitiate the Goddess of the Halfbakery.   

       It could be you ...
8th of 7, Oct 10 2010
  

       I'd be more concerned with being the subject of an extermination Fatwa if I was you, which makes me glad to be me and not you!
xenzag, Oct 10 2010
  

       Lesser mortals have tried to off [8th] and failed, I feel.
infidel, Oct 11 2010
  

       I don't read this as a criticism of the other idea, just as an even sillier solution to the same problem. You don't need to read the other one to find this one funny.   

       The last time I rode the wall-of-death thing, it took about three two-minute rides to make me very nauseous indeed (after stopping and stumbling into a safe distance). So, there may be a need for some sort of spittoon system.
jutta, Oct 11 2010
  

       Are there prizes (Baklawa, Mahmoul, Halwa, Sfouf) for those pilgrims who fly farthest / highest / longest, [8/7]?   

       It seems to me there is also quite a bit of scope for making a book on the event. Arabs just love to gamble. Lucrative spinoff to be had here (pun intended).
infidel, Oct 11 2010
  

       I want to be a human sacrifice, can I be a human sacrifice? can I? please?
Voice, Oct 11 2010
  

       //The last time I rode the wall-of-death thing....//   

       I am trying to envisage [Jutta] on a motorbike in leathers. But that is neither here nor there. Is "wall-of-death", then, also a term for those fairground spinny-round drums? Or have I misunderestimated [Jutta] ?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 11 2010
  

       //So, there may be a need for some sort of spittoon system.//   

       The wall itself could be perforated to allow the sacred oral fluids to be centrifugally projected there-through and onto the waiting masses, whereby the subsequent generation of pilgrims might be anointed and their production of the sacred fluids enhanced. With sufficient rotation, the pilgrims themselves might be projected there-through and into the delightful paradise of the next world.
ldischler, Oct 12 2010
  

       [8th], this is brilliant. Is there a way to bring it up to ~15g's before ejection? Just curious. No matter, Bun! [+]
Grogster, Oct 17 2010
  

       No [Voice].
No you can't, you did that last life and now you're just trying to bogart all the martyrdom.
  
      
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