First Roller Coaster - June 16 in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride.

First Roller Coaster - June 16 in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride.

America's first roller coaster, The Switchback Railway, originally had the car's seating parallel to the track when it was first built in 1884, Coney Island, New York.

America's first roller coaster, The Switchback Railway, originally had the car's seating parallel to the track when it was first built in 1884, Coney Island, New York.

Vikings Infographic. I'm a little wary of posting an infographic from the History Channel, notorious for rarely doing its history homework, not to mention all its ancient alien programming posing as real science, and they should have done spellcheck first More

Vikings Infographic. I'm a little wary of posting an infographic from the History Channel, notorious for rarely doing its history homework, not to mention all its ancient alien programming posing as real science, and they should have done spellcheck first More

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