Video Of The Week - World's Longest Water Slide Was Open . . . Only Two Days!

By Meera Dolasia on March 4, 2013

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When charities are trying to raise money, they usually do it with mundane things like selling raffles, holding auctions or having bake sales - But not two New Zealand residents, who lived up to their life's motto of 'living more awesome' by constructing the world's longest and muddiest water slide - A 650 meter (2,132 feet) monster - All to raise awareness and funds for people suffering from depression.

The best part is that Jimi Hunt and Dan Drupstee did not spend millions, nor bring in a massive construction crew to pour concrete, but instead, built the slide by carving up a steep slope inside a private cattle grazing ranch located outside Auckland,using an excavator and two shovels.

The only downside to this of course, is that the luge-trench style slide that also featured a tunnel, was not permanent. In fact, it only remained open for two days during the weekend of February 23rd as part of a festival, after which the hole was filled up and the field, handed back to the rightful owners - The cud chewing cattle!

Resources: Huffingtonpost.com, Dailymail.co.uk

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  • buddy3
    buddy39/30/2014
    looks a like a lot of fun and money $
    • happypug12
      happypug129/26/2014
      Oh, that looks awesome!
      • PURPLE46/23/2014
        TOO MUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • mitchminer
          mitchminer6/22/2014
          Muddy. I don't want to go on there. Oh, and, EATING PIZZA IS AWESOME!
          • jwacko
            jwacko6/22/2014
            I want to have a ride. Where is it?
            • smileyface4life
              that looks like fun!!
              • Pandas6/4/2014
                I didn't even read but seem s fun
                • shadowknight
                  shadowknight5/20/2014
                  That's Crazy Awesome!!!
                  • cz
                    cz5/13/2014
                    lol
                    • john key5/11/2014
                      I did this

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