Yesterday, I promised more details as we got them on the new “Impulse” at Knoebels.
So here they are, straight from the source:
You’ve seen the pictures, here’s a little more info.The design incorporates approximately 1985 feet of track and an approximately 98 foot tall lift hill. 3 eight rider vehicles will achieve speeds of up to 56 mph. 90 degree free fall drop, cobra roll, loop, immelman, helix, airtime hills are all incorporated in the ride. Riders are seated in two rows of 4 facing forward with the back row seats elevated above the front row seats. Manufacturer Zierer. Bumper boats and boat tag will be removed to make space for the ride named Knoebels Impulse.
The ride will also be traditional chain lift, not launch as many people thought.
I went to Zierer’s website, and there doesn’t seem to be a direct product that matches this description, so it looks like it will be custom, which is awesome. Construction is expected to start this summer, with a finishing date of 2015.
If there’s one mystery which continues to haunt Central Pennsylvania, it’s definitely – what happened to Ray Gricar?
The attorney general simply vanished one day in 2005. His car was found in Lewisburg:
Former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar hasn’t been seen since leaving work in 2005, seven years after he decided against charging Sandusky after a boy’s mother complained to State College police about abuse. His car was found in Lewisburg.
Current District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller formed a task force in 2010 to investigate Gricar’s disappearance, but state police from Hollidaysburg are taking over at the request of Bellefonte police.
Bellefonte Chief Shawn Weaver says state police have more resources to devote to the investigation and hopes having another agency take a fresh look at the case might generate some leads.
Now, the mystery is back in the limelight with the state police taking over the case. It’s got people talking and wondering yet again:
I want to know when the time is to simply say “This case is cold, when we get compelling evidence, we’ll open it.” At this point, I don’t think any of these man hours have produced anything substantial.
But people love a good mystery. They just can’t let it go.
I guess we’ll see if Gricar’s family finally can get some closure.
Athletes, spectators, etc. are tweeting them with the hashtag “#SochiSelfies” and sharing their view of the games with the world.
Now, I hate selfies. I used to take them back before they were cool (I mean, how else were me and my friends supposed to all get in a photo together?!) and I guess I’ve gotten bitter with the focus on filters and perfectly “messy” hair.
Anyway, despite all of that, I think it’s super cool to see these behind-the-scenes glimpses at the Olympics.