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Waterboarding A Coney Island Attraction

The controversial simulated drowning technique called “waterboarding” is now being used as an attraction at New York’s famed Coney Island amusement park.

The attraction is called “Waterboard Thrill Ride” — and is advertised with a sign featuring Spongebob Squarepants saying “it don’t gitmo better!”

Waterboarding has been used on terrorism suspects by the United States, and some human rights groups call it torture.

No people actually get waterboarded at the Waterboard Thrill Ride. Instead, people pay a dollar to watch a simulation performed by robot dolls.

Though if you told me people were actually paying to experience waterboarding as a bizarre “thrill” along the lines of bungee jumping and nipple-piercing, I totally would have believed it.

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