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The world's first hybrid zero-gravity water slide says "screw physics"

An apple falling on Sir Isaac Newton's head changed the course of human history. But for a fleeting moment this Memorial Day weekend – when Six Flags Over Georgia debuts what it calls the world's first "hybrid zero-gravity water slide" –  you, too, can rewrite the record books.

After plummeting down a closed, five-story drop in darkness, the Tsunami Surge at Hurricane Harbor water park will swirl you around a 40-foot-wide bowl before launching you through the bottom where you'll briefly defygravity. Once the tenets of science return, you can calm down by tackling the epic waves at Hurricane Harbor's 800,000-gallon, 38,000-square-foot wave pool. Or for the adrenaline junkie, the Bonzai Pipelines will hurtle you down a tower of flumes before a crash-landing into the pool.

The cost of riding the Tsunami Surge (and undoing Newton's apple) is included in the theme park's admission fee, which starts at $39.99 online. And if you're not sold by the tagline or description, check out pictures of the ride below.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She’ll be sitting with everyone’s stuff on the sun lounger reading. Follow her on  Twitter at @ChloePantazi.