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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  • your name here4/17/2014
    too cool
    • vfguhbsdogvasbh4/17/2014
      that was cool
      • lionsrcute1
        lionsrcute14/14/2014
        Two days.. ONLY??
        • Hbomb17014/11/2014
          Awesome man
          • kittylover101
            cool
            • Ty4/3/2014
              looks really fun!!
              • hogger
                hogger4/3/2014
                I wish somebody in Amerca could do that but it would be open for longer than just two days.
                • krish10
                  krish103/28/2014
                  Wow!
                  • jaluka3/26/2014
                    if I was there at the time I would so do that!!!!
                    • yogobear
                      yogobear2/21/2014
                      I want to do that

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