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Six Flags Great America is an amusement park located in Gurnee, Illinois. [1]

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Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor.

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Agricultural show

An agricultural show is a public event exhibiting the equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with agriculture and animal husbandry.

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Alaska

Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.

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Allan Herschell Company

The Allan Herschell Company specialized in the creation of amusement rides, particularly carousels and roller coasters.

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Alpine Bobsled

Alpine Bobsled is a steel bobsled roller coaster, made by Intamin.

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Ameri-Go-Round

The Ameri-Go-Round was an antique carousel at Six Flags Great America, United States.

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American Eagle (roller coaster)

American Eagle is a wooden racing roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America.

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American frontier

The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in 1912.

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Americana

Americana are artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.

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Amusement park

An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes.

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Anton Schwarzkopf

Anton Schwarzkopf (8 July 1924 – 30 July 2001) was a German engineer of amusement rides, and founder of the Schwarzkopf Industries Company, which built numerous amusement rides and large roller coasters for both amusement parks and traveling funfairs.

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Apocalypse (Six Flags America)

Apocalypse is a steel stand-up roller coaster located at Six Flags America in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Arrow Dynamics

Arrow Dynamics was a roller coaster design and manufacturing company based in Clearfield, Utah, United States.

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Bally Manufacturing

Bally Manufacturing, later renamed Bally Entertainment, was an American company that began as a pinball and slot machine manufacturer, and later expanded into casinos, video games, health clubs, and theme parks.

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Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area

The Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area is a combined statistical area consisting of the overlapping labor market region of the cities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.

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Batman

Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

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Batman: The Ride

Batman: The Ride is a steel inverted roller coaster based thematically on the 1989 film Batman and found at seven Six Flags theme parks in the United States.

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Bayern Kurve

The Bayern Kurve is an amusement ride made in both a portable and park model that debuted in 1965 and was invented by German engineer Anton Schwarzkopf.

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Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles is a 1974 American satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks.

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Bob Denver

Robert Osbourne Denver (January 9, 1935 – September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor.

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Bob Keeshan

Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was an American television producer and actor.

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Bobsled roller coaster

A bobsled roller coaster is a roller coaster that uses a track design that is essentially a "pipe" with the top half removed and has cars that are sent down this pipe in a freewheeling mode.

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Bolliger & Mabillard

Bolliger & Mabillard, officially Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers Inc., and often abbreviated B&M, is a roller coaster design consultancy based in Monthey, Switzerland.

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Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

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Bumper cars

Bumper cars or dodgems is the generic name for a type of flat ride consisting of several small electrically powered cars which draw power from the floor and/or ceiling, and which are turned on and off remotely by an operator.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman (who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film).

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Cajun Cliffhanger

The Cajun Cliffhanger was a rotor-type amusement ride at Six Flags Great America.

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California's Great America

California's Great America (formerly known as Marriott's Great America and Paramount's Great America) is a amusement park located in Santa Clara, California.

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Canada

Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States.

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Capri pants

Capri pants (also known as three quarter pants, capris, crop pants, pedal pushers, clam-diggers, flood pants, jams, highwaters, culottes, or toreador pants) are pants that are longer than shorts but are not as long as trousers.

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Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo is an American children's television series that aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from October 3, 1955, until December 8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day.

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Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network (abbreviated as CN since 2004) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System.

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Cedar Point

Cedar Point is a amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Chance Rides

Chance Rides Manufacturing is a roller coaster and amusement ride manufacturer.

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Chicago

Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.

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Chief executive officer

Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Columbia Carousel

Columbia Carousel (known as Carousel Columbia at California's Great America) is a pair of double-decked carousels at Six Flags Great America and at California's Great America.

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Condor (ride)

The Condor is the trade name of an amusement ride sold by HUSS of Bremen, Germany.

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Coney Island Cyclone

The Coney Island Cyclone (better known as simply the Cyclone) is a historic wooden roller coaster in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City.

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Covered bridge

A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure.

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Daniel Snyder

Daniel Marc Snyder (born November 23, 1964) is a businessman who is the majority owner of the Washington Redskins American football team, founder of Snyder Communications and primary investor in Red Zebra Broadcasting, which is home to the Redskins Radio ESPN.

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Dark ride

A dark ride or ghost train is an indoor amusement ride on which passengers aboard guided vehicles travel through specially lit scenes that typically contain animation, sound, music and special effects.

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DC Comics

DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.

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Demon (roller coaster)

Demon is a multi-looping roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois in the Chicago area and California's Great America in Santa Clara, California.

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Dhoom 3

Dhoom 3 (English: Blast 3 or Boom 3, also abbreviated and known as D:3 and D3) is a 2013 Indian action thriller film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra.

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Dinner: Impossible

Dinner: Impossible is an American television program broadcast by the Food Network and initially hosted by Robert Irvine.

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Dragon Khan

Dragon Khan is a steel sit-down roller coaster located in the PortAventura Park theme park in Salou and Vilaseca (Tarragona), Catalonia, Spain.

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Eli Bridge Company

Eli Bridge Company is a family-owned amusement ride manufacturer headquartered in Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.

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Enterprise (ride)

The Enterprise is an amusement ride, manufactured primarily by HUSS Park Attractions and Anton Schwarzkopf beginning in 1972.

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ESPN

ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).

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F Troop

F Troop is a satirical American television sitcom about U.S. soldiers and American Indians in the Wild West during the 1860s that originally aired for two seasons on ABC.

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Fast food

Fast food is a mass-produced food that is typically prepared and served quicker than traditional foods.

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Ferris wheel

A Ferris wheel (sometimes called a big wheel, observation wheel, or, in the case of the very tallest examples, giant wheel) is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating upright wheel with multiple passenger-carrying components (commonly referred to as passenger cars, cabins, tubs, capsules, gondolas, or pods) attached to the rim in such a way that as the wheel turns, they are kept upright, usually by gravity.

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Firehawk (roller coaster)

Firehawk is a steel flying roller coaster built by Vekoma at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.

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Flag Day (United States)

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14.

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Flash (comics)

The Flash (or simply Flash) is the name of several superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.

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Flashback (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

Flashback was a steel roller coaster made by Intamin of Switzerland.

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Flying roller coaster

A flying roller coaster is a type of roller coaster meant to simulate the sensations of flight by harnessing riders in a prone position during the duration of the ride.

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French Quarter

The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré ("Old Square") or Vieux Carré Historic District, is the oldest section of the City of New Orleans.

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Geauga Lake

Geauga Lake was a theme park in Bainbridge Township and Aurora, Ohio, United States.

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Giant Inverted Boomerang

A Giant Inverted Boomerang is a type of steel shuttle roller coaster manufactured by Vekoma.

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Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United Artists Television.

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Glow in the Park Parade

The Glow in the Park Parade was a parade that took place every night during the summer months at select Six Flags parks.

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Gold panning

Gold panning, or simply panning, is a form of placer mining and traditional mining that extracts gold from a placer deposit using a pan.

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Goliath (Six Flags Great America)

Goliath is a wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Gondola lift

A gondola lift is a means of cable transport and type of aerial lift which is supported and propelled by cables from above.

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Great Escape (amusement park)

Great Escape (sometimes referred to as Six Flags Great Escape) is an amusement and water park owned and operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corp. It is located approximately north of Albany, in Queensbury, New York, but is advertised as being in Lake George, New York, a popular tourist and vacation spot nearby.

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Green Lantern (Six Flags Great Adventure)

Green Lantern is a steel stand-up roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey.

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Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking, also known as cutting, sod-cutting, turning the first sod or a sod-turning ceremony, is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project.

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Gulf Coaster

The Gulf Coaster was a small children's roller coaster that was built for both the Great America parks.

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Gurnee, Illinois

Gurnee is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States.

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Gyro tower

A gyro tower, or panoramic tower, is a revolving observation tower with a vertical moving platform.

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HUSS Park Attractions

HUSS Park Attractions (legal name: Huss Park Attractions GmbH) is a company that specializes in developing and manufacturing amusement rides at a factory in Budapest, Hungary.

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Hypercoaster

A hypercoaster is any complete circuit roller coaster with a height measuring greater than.

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Ice Mountain (water)

Ice Mountain is a brand of bottled water from the Nestlé company, produced and marketed primarily in the Midwest region of the United States.

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IgNight – Grand Finale

igNIGHT — Grand Finale, often called igNIGHT, was a nighttime show performed nightly at Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois, United States.

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Illinois Route 21

Illinois Route 21 is an arterial north–south state highway in northeastern Illinois.

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Illinois State Toll Highway Authority

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) is an administrative agency of the State of Illinois, United States.

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IMAX

IMAX is a system of high-resolution cameras, film formats and film projectors.

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Initial public offering

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company are sold to institutional investors and usually also retail (individual) investors; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, who also arrange for the shares to be listed on one or more stock exchanges.

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Intamin

Intamin Worldwide is a designing and manufacturing company in Wollerau, Switzerland.

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Interstate 94

Interstate 94 (I-94) is an east–west Interstate Highway connecting the Great Lakes and northern Great Plains regions of the United States.

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Interstate 94 in Illinois

Interstate 94 (I-94) generally runs north–south through the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Illinois, in Lake and Cook counties.

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Inverted roller coaster

An inverted roller coaster is a roller coaster in which the train runs under the track with the seats directly attached to the wheel carriage.

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J. Willard Marriott

John Willard Marriott, Sr. (September 17, 1900 – August 13, 1985) was an American entrepreneur and businessman.

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Jim Reid-Anderson

James "Jim" Reid-Anderson (born 12 April 1959) is the president and chief executive officer of Six Flags, having previously held that title from August 2010 to February 2016.

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Joker (character)

The Joker is a fictional supervillain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940), published by DC Comics.

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Justice League: Battle for Metropolis

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is an Interactive Dark Ride located at several Six Flags theme parks in North America.

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Kentucky Kingdom

Kentucky Kingdom (formerly named Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom) is an amusement park in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Kiddieland Amusement Park

Kiddieland Amusement Park was an amusement park located at the corner of North Avenue and First Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois.

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Kidzopolis

Kidzopolis is a themed kid's area with various rides at several Six Flags amusement parks.

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Lake County, Illinois

Lake County is a county in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Illinois.

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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States.

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Larson International

Larson International is a designer and manufacturer of amusement rides based in Plainview, Texas.

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Launched roller coaster

The sped up roller coaster is a modern form of roller coaster which has increased in use in the last two decades.

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Laurel, Maryland

Laurel is a city in northern Prince George's County, Maryland, in the United States, located almost midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on the banks of the Patuxent River.

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Lisa Hartman Black

Lisa Hartman Black (born June 1, 1956) is an American actress and singer.

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List of enclosed roller coasters

An enclosed roller coaster is a roller coaster built inside a structure intended solely or primarily for the ride.

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Little Dipper (Six Flags Great America)

Little Dipper is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Log flume (ride)

Log flumes (colloquially known as log rides) are amusement rides consisting of a water flume and artificial hollow logs or boats.

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Logging

Logging is the cutting, skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks or skeleton cars.

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Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie Melodies.

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Looping Starship

The Looping Starship is an amusement ride manufactured by Intamin of Switzerland.

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Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are the athletic teams of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Mack Rides

Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG, also known simply as Mack Rides, is a German company that designs and constructs amusement rides.

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MagiQuest

MagiQuest is a live action role-playing game in which players take the role of magic users.

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Magnum XL-200

Magnum XL-200, colloquially known as simply Magnum, is a steel roller coaster built by Arrow Dynamics at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Manassas, Virginia

Manassas (formerly Manassas Junction) is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (known as Shrove Tuesday).

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans

The holiday of Mardi Gras is celebrated in Southern Louisiana, including the city of New Orleans.

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Mark Shapiro (media executive)

Mark Shapiro (born circa 1970) is an American television and media executive, currently serving as the co-president of WME-IMG.

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Marriott Corporation

Marriott Corporation was a hospitality company that operated from 1927 until 1993, founded by J. Willard Marriott and Frank Kimball as Hot Shoppes, Inc. In 1957, Marriott Corporation opened its first hotel in Arlington County, Virginia, United States as the Twin Bridges Motor Hotel (demolished 1990).

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Marriott's Great America (Maryland–Virginia)

Marriott's Great America was a planned amusement park and resort which was proposed for two separate locations in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area in the early 1970s, with an intended opening date of 1976.

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Maverick (film)

Maverick is a 1994 American Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins.

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Melrose Park, Illinois

Melrose Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States.

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States.

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Motion simulator

A motion simulator or motion platform is a mechanism that creates the feelings of being in a real motion environment.

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Narrow-gauge railway

A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.

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National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.

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Nestlé

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss transnational food and drink company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.

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New England

New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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New Orleans

New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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New York (state)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

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Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters

Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, commonly referred to as PTC, is one of the oldest existing roller coaster manufacturing companies in the world.

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Pirate ship (ride)

A pirate ship is a type of amusement ride based on pirate ships, consisting of an open, seated gondola (usually in the style of a pirate ship) which swings back and forth, subjecting the rider to various levels of angular momentum.

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Placer mining

Placer mining is the mining of stream bed (alluvial) deposits for minerals.

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PortAventura World

PortAventura World is an entertainment resort in Salou and Vila-seca, Tarragona, on the Costa Daurada in Spain.

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Power Dive (film)

Power Dive is a 1941 American film directed by James P. Hogan.

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ProSlide Technology

ProSlide Technology, Inc. is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of water rides and water park resorts.

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Raging Bull (roller coaster)

Raging Bull is a steel hypertwister roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Randall Duell

Randall Duell (July 14, 1903 – November 28, 1992) was an American architect and motion picture art director.

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Richie Rich (film)

Richie Rich (stylized as Ri¢hie Ri¢h) is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character of the same name created by Alfred Harvey and Warren Kremer.

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Ride Entertainment Group

Ride Entertainment is an firm based in the United States specializing in the construction, sales, service, and operation of amusement rides.

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River rapids ride

A river rapids ride (or river rafting ride) is an amusement ride that simulates whitewater rafting.

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Roaring Rapids

Roaring Rapids is a river rapids ride located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Rocky Mountain Construction

Rocky Mountain Construction (also abbreviated as RMC) is a manufacturing and construction company based in Hayden, Idaho, United States.

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Roller coaster

A roller coaster is a type of amusement ride that employs a form of elevated railroad track designed with tight turns, steep slopes, and sometimes inversions.

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Roller coaster elements

Roller coaster elements are the individual parts of roller coaster design and operation, such as a track, hill, loop, or turn.

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S&S - Sansei Technologies

S&S - Sansei Technologies, formerly S&S Worldwide, is an American company known for its pneumatically powered amusement rides and roller coaster designing.

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Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation is a dark ride and animatronic manufacturing company based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

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San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.

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Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo is an American animated franchise, comprising many animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day.

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Scrambler (ride)

The Scrambler, Twist (in the UK), Twister, Cha Cha (in Australia), Sizzler, or Merry Mixer, is an amusement ride in which suspended riders spinning in cars experience centrifugal force, while spinning along two separate axes.

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Shockwave (Six Flags Great America)

Shockwave (occasionally stylized as ShockWave or Shock Wave) was a roller coaster manufactured by Arrow Dynamics at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Shuttle Loop

A Shuttle Loop is a type of steel launched shuttle roller coaster designed by Reinhold Spieldiener of Intamin and manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf.

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Six Flags

Six Flags, officially Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, is an amusement park corporation based in the United States, with properties in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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Six Flags America

Six Flags America is a theme park located in Woodmore CDP, Prince George's County, Maryland, near Upper Marlboro, and in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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Six Flags AstroWorld

Six Flags AstroWorld was a seasonally operated theme park located on approximately of land (later expanded to over) between Kirby Drive and Fannin Avenue, directly south of Loop 610 in Houston, Texas.

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Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure is an amusement park located in Jackson, New Jersey, owned by Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Situated between New York City and Philadelphia, the park complex also contains the Hurricane Harbor water park.

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Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America is an amusement park located in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Hurricane Harbor is the name of a chain of water parks that are part of the Six Flags theme park chain.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a theme park located in the Santa Clarita, California neighborhood of Valencia, 35 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles.

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Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia is a theme park located west of Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia, United States.

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Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre (86 ha) theme park located in Arlington, Texas, east of Fort Worth and about 15 miles (24 km) west of Dallas.

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Sky Whirl

Sky Whirl was the name of two Triple Tree Wheel amusement rides that debuted at the California's Great America (in Santa Clara, California) and Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee, Illinois) amusement parks in 1976.

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Skycoaster

Skycoaster is an amusement park ride, produced and managed by Skycoaster, Inc., owned division of Ride Entertainment Group.

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Space Shuttle America

Space Shuttle America (also known as Space Shuttle America - The Next Century) was a motion simulator ride at the Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, Illinois, that opened in 1994.

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Spacely's Sprocket Rockets

Sprocket Rockets is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Spanish missions in the Americas

The Spanish missions in the Americas were Catholic missions established by the Spanish Empire during the 16th to 19th centuries in areas extending from Mexico and southwestern portions of current-day United States to as far south as Argentina and Chile.

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Stand-up roller coaster

A stand-up roller coaster is a roller coaster designed to have the passengers stand through the course of the ride.

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Superman: Ultimate Flight

Superman: Ultimate Flight is a steel flying roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard.

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Swing ride

The swing ride or chair swing ride (sometimes called a swing carousel, wave swinger, yo-yo, Chair-O-Planes or swinger) is an amusement ride that is a variation on the carousel in which the chairs are suspended from the rotating top of the carousel.

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Teacups

Teacups is an amusement ride characterised by cup-style spinning vehicles atop a turntable-like floor.

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The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

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The Dark Knight (film)

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan.

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The Dark Knight Coaster

The Dark Knight Coaster is the name of three enclosed steel roller coasters that are currently operating at Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Great America and Six Flags México.

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The Joker (S&S Worldwide)

The Joker is a roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags New England, and Six Flags Over Texas.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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The Wiggles

The Wiggles are an Australian children's music group formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1991.

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The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless (often abbreviated as Y&R) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS.

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Themed Entertainment Association

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is an international non-profit association that represents creators, developers, designers and producers of themed entertainment.

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Top Spin (ride)

The Top Spin is a thrill ride developed by HUSS Park Attractions, and is the generic name for a series of rides from other manufacturers that follow the same principle.

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Troika (ride)

The Troika is an amusement park ride designed and manufactured by HUSS Park Attractions in the mid-1970s.

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United States Bicentennial

The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States of America as an independent republic.

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Vekoma

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is a Dutch amusement ride manufacturer.

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Vertical Velocity (roller coaster)

Vertical Velocity (V2) is an inverted steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Viper (Six Flags Great America)

Viper is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, which opened in 1995.

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Virtual queue

Virtual queuing is a concept used in inbound call centers.

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Virtual reality headset

A virtual reality headset is a head-mounted device that provides virtual reality for the wearer.

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Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

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WarnerMedia

Warner Media, LLC (formerly Time Warner Inc.), doing business as WarnerMedia, is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City and owned by AT&T.

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Water park

A water park or waterpark is an amusement park that features water play areas such as swimming pools, water slides, splash pads, water playgrounds, and lazy rivers, as well as areas for bathing, swimming, and other barefoot environments.

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Wesray Capital Corporation

Wesray Capital Corporation was an early private equity firm focusing on leveraged buyout investments.

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Whizzer (roller coaster)

Whizzer is an Anton Schwarzkopf Speedracer roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Wild Mouse roller coaster

A Wild Mouse roller coaster (also Mad Mouse or Crazy Mouse) is a type of roller coaster characterised by small cars that seat four people or fewer and ride on top of the track, taking tight, flat turns (without banking) at modest speeds, yet producing high lateral G-forces.

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Wildwater Kingdom (Ohio)

Wildwater Kingdom was a water park located in Aurora and Bainbridge Township, Ohio, United States.

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Wing Coaster

A Wing Coaster is a type of steel roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard where pairs of riders sit on either side of a roller coaster track in which nothing is above or below the riders.

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Wipeout (ride)

The Wipeout is a newer form of the Trabant.

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X-Flight (Six Flags Great America)

X-Flight is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

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Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear is a cartoon character who has appeared in numerous comic books, animated television shows and films.

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Yukon

Yukon (also commonly called the Yukon) is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three federal territories (the other two are the Northwest Territories and Nunavut).

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Zamperla

Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. is an Italian design and manufacturing company founded in 1966.

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Zierer

Zierer Karussell- und Spezialmaschinenbau GmbH & Co.

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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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24 (TV series)

24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer.

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References

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