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.
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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.
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