Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City will become the home of the world’s tallest water slide when the Verrückt (German for “insane”) attraction opens this coming spring. The slide will drop people from a height of nearly 140 feet and will offer a second hill before riders come to a stop – no doubt leaving a significant amount of fear piss in the water for the next lucky rider. Fortunately, passengers will descend in a four person inflatable raft because to do so freely would undoubtedly result in a wedgie that would split you in half.
The Kansas City slide will beat the current 134.5 ft record holder (Brazil’s Insano) by several feet.
Check out a teaser video after the break…
In preparation for closing its doors for good, a Hawaii Blockbuster recently rented out its final DVD on 11/9 at 11PM (making it the last rental from the Dish Network-owned chain as a whole): the Seth Rogen / James Franco flick This is the End. The moment resulted in a tweet displaying the above photo, which is like looking back in time to a far more inconvenient movie-watching experience.
Reportedly, only about 50 third party-owned Blockbuster locations will remain in operation after Dish Network decided to shutter the rest.
A Connecticut Rabbi named Noah Muroff recently bought a desk on Craigslist for less than $200, only to find $98,000 in cash stuffed behind one of the drawers. Turns out that the original owner stuck her inheritance in there and then, amazingly, totally forgot about it. Thankfully, the Rabbi is a firm believer in honesty and promptly got in touch in order to return the massive wad of cash.
Hit the jump for the complete story.
A woman in Yaletown, Vancouver was recently notified by a friend that a bike strongly resembling the one stolen from her last week was available on Craigslist. Although she informed the police of the news, they decided that the case wasn’t important enough to warrant immediate action, so, armed with her bike’s serial numbers, she contacted the “seller” and met him at a local McDonald’s.
I asked the guy if I could take it for a ride around the parking lot. He was weary and said “yeah but don’t take off…” I said not to worry that I would even think of it! My heart was pounding and I had no idea what to do so I just got on the bike and was like f*ck this guy and started to ride. As I was riding away, I called my friend who was driving to meet me as backup. I rode to the adjacent parking lot where she was pulling into as I was riding. We watched the guy start to look for me and he got super freaked out and he suddenly just took off running.
After the recovery, she called the thief to apologize “for not sticking around to pay him for the bike HE F*CKING STOLE FROM ME!!!” and promptly reported him to Crime Stoppers.
A scumbag who decided to steal an Amazon package from Tim Lake’s front door is now learning that she screwed with the wrong guy. After the thieving thief made off with Lake’s coffee pods and ice cube tray, he created and distributed the above poster, and also made a hilarious appearance on the local news. Check it out after the break.
While spearfishing in the the Bahamas on July 29, Erik Norrie was attacked by a shark, which took a huge chunk of his leg:
“All of the sudden I felt this [crunch] on the back of my leg. And just as I looked back, he was just finishing his bite and ripping and swimming off, and you could see a piece of my leg in his mouth. My first reaction was, ‘Aaaahhh!’ And I real quickly flipped my right foot into the shallowest water I could get in and I stood up and I picked my leg up out of the water. I immediately threw the spear down with the fish because there was an enormous pool of blood around me and that shark was swimming all through the blood, sort of looking around, for more.”
Thankfully a doctor who vacationing from San Diego was within three minutes of the scene and helped get Norrie to shore and to a medical facility, and then to Jackson Hospital in Miami.
“That was a tough ride,” said Norrie. “I really did think I was going to die.”
However, this wasn’t Norrie’s first encounter with that thought. In the past, he has been struck by lightning, bitten on the right leg by a rattlesnake, and punched by a monkey…Twice.