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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  • •o•Friday, November 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm
    that is so COOL!
    • isastarplayerTuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm
      that seems scary for a person that dosent like the beach like me
      • Rose101Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm
        WOW!
        • periubgfvFriday, September 4, 2015 at 9:02 am
          Does anybody realize it isn't open any more:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
          • pinkFriday, September 4, 2015 at 6:11 am
            i wanna do it soooooo bad
            • 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!

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