Up and down and all around

Roller coasters weren’t actually invented by this American, but his reasons for starting are interesting (from The Smithsonian):

The U.S. seems to have a majority of the tallest, longest, and fastest roller coasters (called “jet coasters” here in Japan), though Japan has at least one in most of the top 10 lists.

If you’re looking for something to do (and are, or plan to be, in England) here’s a job for you: “Wanted: Rollercoaster tester with strong stomach” (from Mashable).

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