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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Will Make You HURL Kidney Stones

The whole point of roller coasters is to make your body feel things it doesn’t normally feel; your heart racing out of your chest, your palms exploding into clammy sweatiness, your buttocks closing with the intensity of two iron warships colliding. But if you’re a guy, there’s one feeling you don’t want your coaster to kick-start: a kidney stone being shot out of your pee hole.


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Unfortunately, that’s exactly what you might wind up experiencing if you ever decide to ride Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Hear the screams in the video below? Chances are at least some of those are due to extreme penile pain.

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Following reports from patients that riding BTMR caused them to pass kidney stones (one guy rode it three times and produced a dick rock each time), a team of urologists decided to delve into this subject with the no-nonsense rigor and seriousness we expect from science … and a 3D-printed kidney. As in, they printed a replica kidney, filled it full of some of that urine they keep handy just for these occasions, sprinkled in a few kidney stones, and set it loose on BTMR.


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The results? It’s all location, location, location if you do/don’t want your body to learn a painful new trick. When the fake kidney was placed at the front of the ride, it only passed the stones 16.67 percent of the time — compared to a 63 percent success rate at the back. Just to make sure that this wasn’t an effect of general roller-coastering, the urologists also strapped their creation into several other rides at the park, to no avail. They then took the kidney for ice cream and bought it a $10 Mickey-shaped pen.