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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  • 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
      • 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
            • Just Beat BoxWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:55 am
              So cool
              • peacheslarue
                peacheslarueTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm
                So cool!
                • DanTDMTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:04 am
                  OMG
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 3:12 am
                    That's so cool but muddy... I would want to be the one looking
                    • happypug12
                      happypug12Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:12 am
                      I might want to try that mudslide - but just one time!
                      • peacheslarue
                        peacheslarueTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm
                        i could go over and over again!
                        • happypug12
                          happypug12Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm
                          I probably wouldn't go on that too many times because I would get so worried that my clothes are getting dirty. It's fun to get dirty every once in awhile!
                    • JaxsonFriday, November 7, 2014 at 6:06 am
                      Cool

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