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I'm about to join this Mashable Hangout to discuss our Action Park documentary. Come join and ask questions!
 
This week, +Mashable premiered a two-part video series featuring Action Park, the New Jersey amusement park that some have called "the world's most dangerous." The videos featured former Action Park employees and visitors who recalled some of the most unbelievable rides and favorite memories of the park.

Over the past few days, hundreds of people have also shared their own personal stories about one of the America's most notorious attractions, or disbelief that such a place even existed. To keep the conversation and the memories flowing, we're hosting an Action Park-themed MashTalk Google Hangout today. 

Join one of the producers of the documentary +Seth Porges, two former Action Park attendees, Mashable Business Editor +Todd Wasserman and Business Reporter +Seth Fiegerman, and Community Producer +Ryan Lytle as we take a look back at the world's most dangerous amusement park.

Do you have any memories of Action Park? Share them with us and we'll try to address them during the Hangout.

#actionpark   #mashtalk   #hangoutsonair   #amusementparks  
Action Park: The World's Most Dangerous Amusement Park
Fri, August 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT
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It was the Tidal Death Pool that was the big killer.  One man died when he got out of his kayak in the Kayak Experience to right it after it capsized. He stepped on exposed wiring and died of electrocution.
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I produced a documentary series. It's about the craziest/most dangerous theme park that ever existed. It was based on a lecture I gave.
Part 1 is available on Mashable right now. Part 2 comes out tomorrow. It is really fun. I hope you enjoy it. If you want to spread it around, that'd be nice to. Let me know what you think! I
http://mashable.com/2013/08/28/action-park/
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Founder of Cloth for iOS. Former editor at Maxim, Popular Mechanics. Current contributor to: Wired, Forbes, Fast Company, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, InStyle, New York Post, Mashable, Gizmodo, and others.
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  • Freelance writer
    2012 - present
  • Cloth for iOS
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Maxim magazine
    Senior Editor, 2011 - 2012
  • Popular Mechanics
    Associate Editor, 2007 - 2011
  • Bloomberg News
    Technology Columnist, 2008 - 2009
  • Men's Health
    Assistant Editor, 2005 - 2006
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I'm a New York-based writer, editor, on-air commentator, and mobile application project manager. I cover tech, gadgets, cars, spirits, and have a strong tendency to take on stories that involve putting myself in danger. 

I am a current contributor to Wired, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Fast Company, Forbes, Men's Journal, InStyle, The New York Post, Gizmodo, Mashable, and Maxim.

I also created the iPhone fashion app Cloth (http://www.clothapp.com), which makes it easy to save, categorize, and share your favorite outfits. Cloth has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, InStyle, TechCrunch, Mashable, The Next Web, Gizmodo, and The Gloss. Cloth has also been featured on the iTunes homepage four times. 

Previously, I worked as senior editor at Maxim, as a technology editor and columnist at Popular Mechanics, as a tech columnist at Bloomberg News, a tech blogger for the TechCrunch network, and an editor at Men's Health magazine. 

My television appearances include: The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, Fox Business Channel, Today in New York, Good Day New York, WGN News, WCBS Evening News, WPIX Morning News, and G4TV's Attack of the Show. I have also appeared as a contestant on the game shows Cash Cab and Chain Reaction, and on the reality show Setup Squad. I was also a contestant on American Ninja Warrior, and appear in an ongoing series on The History Channel as well as an upcoming series on Discovery.

My writing has also appeared in Men's Health, BusinessWeek, Best Life, Women's Health, PC Magazine, Stuff, New York Daily News, Editor & Publisher, Food Network Magazine, The Fader, Bloomberg News, Gawker, and The Next Web.

I am a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism (undergraduate and graduate), and a 2011 Kiplinger Fellow in Social Media.
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I have lost on two game shows.
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  • Northwestern University
    Journalism