We news photo editors get pretty jaded to the daily flow of disaster photos. This photo of the "Human Slingshot Ejection Seat" ride stopped me in my tracks. Are these things safe? Can these bungee cords break? According to rideaccidents.com, two men were injured in 2006 on this ride at the same fair when one of the cords "shredded like confetti." Kudos to photographer Robin Loznak for capturing the moment.
Bob Cage and his daughter Laisha, 10, reach about 180 feet in the air as they ride the "Human Slingshot Ejection Seat" bungee ride at the Montana State Fair in Great Falls, Mont., Friday, Aug. 3, 2007. The ride features two high strength bungee cords tied to a steel cage which rocket the riders 180 feet straight into the air.