Empty your bladder, hold off on lunch, and brace yourself for the most intense roller coaster imaginable. Goliath -- a beastly new ride that opened yesterday at the Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois -- smashes three world records as the tallest, fastest, and steepest wooden roller coaster on Earth.
Riders ascend the coaster's 165ft structure, before hurtling down a staggering 180ft at an 85-degree -- almost vertical -- angle. And the ride doesn't get any tamer after that fall, with unexpected twists, curves, a zero-gravity roll, and two inversions that turn riders totally upside down. All this at a ridiculous speed of 72 mph.