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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  • criminboss
    criminbossThursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:28 am
    YEAH TOAST TO THIS AWESOMENESS
    • hackforce
      hackforceThursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:04 am
      cool
      • Awesome dudeWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:10 am
        cool peas
        • AnonymousTuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:25 am
          That is cool
          • 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!!

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