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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  • Renee123Monday, June 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm
    WOW !!!!!!
    • trap queenMonday, May 18, 2015 at 5:02 am
      what happend
      • keepuppys
        keepuppysWednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:05 am
        i wanna go on it
        • coolguy64Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm
          that slide looks like fun yeah
          • keepuppys
            keepuppysWednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:05 am
            i agree coolguy64
          • wildizy
            wildizyMonday, March 30, 2015 at 8:53 am
            wow my mom never lets me get muddy like that so i know i would injoy this slide!
            • cmoo8855
              cmoo8855Friday, March 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm
              I really want to go!!!!!!!!!!
              • lollipopMonday, February 9, 2015 at 8:57 am
                i really wanna go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • SaggerSunday, January 18, 2015 at 9:10 am
                  I love water slides I want to go on that once or twice
                  • haylster
                    haylsterTuesday, March 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm
                    i really want to go now
                  • Cool SlideWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm
                    Cool slide! I wanna go!
                    • WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm
                      Cool slide! i wanna go on it! SWEEEEEET!!!!

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