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
    buddy3Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    looks a like a lot of fun and money $
    • happypug12
      happypug12Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:14 pm
      Oh, that looks awesome!
      • PURPLE4Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:13 am
        TOO MUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • mitchminer
          mitchminerSunday, June 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm
          Muddy. I don't want to go on there. Oh, and, EATING PIZZA IS AWESOME!
          • jwacko
            jwackoSunday, June 22, 2014 at 6:38 pm
            I want to have a ride. Where is it?
            • smileyface4life
              smileyface4lifeThursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:51 am
              that looks like fun!!
              • PandasWednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8:03 am
                I didn't even read but seem s fun
                • shadowknight
                  shadowknightTuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm
                  That's Crazy Awesome!!!
                  • cz
                    czTuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm
                    lol
                    • john keySunday, May 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm
                      I did this

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