In the latest slightly odd turn of events for the team at Hope&Glory, we found ourselves launching Thorpe Park’s latest roller coaster – Walking Dead-themed ride at the park which is set to scare the wits out of theme park fans.
In a bid to come up with a new spin on the zombie / walker story, we dreamt up the idea that we should be able to capture riders’ screams and turn them into energy. Reminiscent of a certain animated film you could be familiar with.
So it was that we found ourselves at the park with a couple of scientists from Queen Mary’s University in tow having successfully harvested the energy of screams to turn into electricity.
With some cheeky pics and a spot of video of the new contraption in action on the ride we nailed some pretty decent national coverage.
There were pieces across the Daily Mail (more than once and indeed more than twice), Daily Mirror, Irish Mirror, Daily Star and The Sun – alongside print coverage this morning. ITV picked up on the story and used it across ITV2, ITVBe and ITV4 news. And the tech sites are picking it up nicely with pieces landing on titles including Gizmodo, TrustedReviews, V3, TestPit, Yahoo … and a host of others …