Video Of The Week - World's Longest Water Slide Was Open . . . Only Two Days!

By Meera Dolasia on March 4, 2013

CCSS NCSS-9 Grades: K-5 Word Search

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

Vocabulary

cuddepressionexcavatorlugemundane

Geography

Auckland, New Zealand
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  • coolguy64Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm
    that slide looks like fun yeah
    • 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
                  • Just Beat BoxWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:55 am
                    So cool
                    • peacheslarue
                      peacheslarueTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm
                      So cool!

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