Reports that a man visiting the Ferrari Land attraction park in Spain had a bout of diarrhea on a roller coaster and splashed 14 people are not true. The park does exist but the story itself is made up. It was originally published in Spanish by website Hay Noticia which has a legal disclaimer identifying it as satire. It was later translated and republished (archive) by satirical website 8shit.net under the title "Man Gets Diarrhea On A Roller Coaster And Splashes 14 People". The story opened:
Spain.-- A man was enjoying his vacations in one of the most important museums, buildings, gardens, monuments and restaurants in Port Aventura, Spain.
He was convinced by his friends to get on the best ride of the park, Ferrari Land. The man, who knew he was suffering from gastroenteritis, accepted, and his nightmare started.
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The story was not published in the "serious" category so that means the story is fictional. Diarrhea splattering stories have always been popular on fake news sites so when you see one always check if it passes the smell test first: is there a disclaimer page on the site? What is the original source? What does Google say? Unless you are really convinced the tale isn't bullshit should you hit that like/share button.
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