Two thrill-seekers avoided a possible catastrophe at a Panama City, Florida amusement park. A slingshot ride was just about to be launched into the air with passengers inside. Just before the ride operator sent them flying, a cable on the ride snapped and frayed.
If you think it hasn't happened before--check out this video from a theme park in France, where one of the cables snapped mid-ride---only minor injuries....
Attendants removed the guys from the ride. No one was injured. Officials at the Cobra Adventure Park did not offer a comment but the person who shot the video said the park gave the men a refund.
The guys went on to ride the go-carts at the park.
I'll take my chances on the spinning tea cups, thank you.