WTF Fun Fact – Roller Coaster vs Sin

Roller coasters were invented to distract Americans from sin. In the 1880’s businessman LaMarcus Thompson didn’t like people going to brothels and drinking, so he invented the rollercoaster to try and persuade people to go there for thrills instead. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: The Rollercoaster Was Invented to Save America From Satan | Smithsonian Magazine

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