The world changed for the better when amusement parks decided to set up cameras to record the reactions of guests on some of their more exciting rides.
There aren't many things more enjoyable than the absolute fear in someone's eyes before they plummet hundreds of feet toward the ground.
What is more enjoyable are photos of people who have figured out when the ride snaps these pictures and use it to your advantage.
What started as funny faces and stoicism in the face of terror has evolved over the years, with people claiming entire cars and even bringing props to spice up the snapshots.
Here are 50 of the best moments ever captured on an amusement park ride.
Just a sad clown smoking a cigarette. Nothing to see here.
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba!
One of these things is not like the other
A wild Dwayne Johnson appears!
He was just making sure she didn't fall out
Stop the fight! Stop the fight!
The classiest couple you'll ever see on the log flume
"WHAT'S THAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU! I'M ON A ROLLER COASTER!"
Nothing goes together better than cheeseburgers and roller coasters (except for most things)
It turns out people really love playing board games on amusement park rides
Black queen to A8! It's so obvious!
I'd expect nothing less from someone dressed like this
I'm assuming this log flume also takes hours to complete
More like BORED games! Nailed it.
What is the girl in the front doing?
Roller coasters can be stressful. I totally understand.
I AM BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS
Closed captioning: FLAPFLAPFLAPFLAPFLAPFLAPFLAP
I like to imagine him saying, "Oh yeah!" like The Kool-Aid Man
OH MY GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIS HEAD????
OH MY GOD WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIS (OR HER) BODY????
Knott's Berry Farm: The Angriest Place on Earth
Pictured: Band kids in their natural environment
He just swallowed a bug
Carrot Top isn't looking too good
One of my many definitions of hell
There's no way this kid was tall enough to ride in the first place
"I'm the king of the, um, ride!"
They took their shirts off in the true spirit of the song
Someone should tell them those are shoes, not phones
Let's all laugh at the kid without a cup
And let's laugh at these people for half-assing it
I'm assuming the dog wasn't originally there
He either really loves or really hates roller coasters
You might recognize this kid from his role as Syndrome in "The Incredibles"
The best part is you don't have to worry about washing off the ball
I respect that they diversified the cereals. That's the mark of a true professional.
[Insert clever Frank Underwood joke here]
It looks like someone was underwhelmed
How are you not going to go with the "Lady and the Tramp" theme and bring spaghetti?
This kid has to be a Boy Scout. So prepared.
This one is a little dark, which I guess is appropriate considering the ride they're on
Obligatory cat picture
Alcohol on a roller coaster? What could possibly go wrong?
"This is how I die"
50. "I regret everything"