Do Roller Coasters Cause Brain Injuries?

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By now you’ve probably seen or heard of the Orlando Sling Shot amusement park ride that’s doing a bit more than amusing its passengers. Several videos show at least one passenger fainting one or more times during the ride. While the passengers seem perfectly fine as they exit the Sling Shot, some worry that the fainting may be an onset of future brain injuries.

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The Slingshot is one of many rides at the amusement parks raising the question of whether or not roller coasters are safe. More importantly, The US News warns that a roller coaster does not have to malfunction, or break, to cause brain injury.