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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  • 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!!!!
                    • 92112Monday, December 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm
                      That sounds cool

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