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Insano – The Worlds Tallest Water Slide

From 9 Wows

Those looking to fill their veins with adrenaline are always seeking out the latest thrill ride or experience.  Bungee Jumping, Sky Diving, Cliff Diving;  You name it, and these adrenaline junkies are adept at finding their next conquest.  This water slide from Brazil may be the next big thing for these thrill seekers, as it actually holds the Guiness World Record for being the tallest waterslide in the world.  With a 134 foot drop that accelerates the rider to up to 65 miles per hour, this slide is not for the faint of heart.  This post from 9 Wow has some amazing pictures as well as a point-of-view video of the ride!

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Mesmerizing High-Speed Photos Capture People Barreling out of a Water Slide

From My Modern Met

Many people who are contemplating the installation of an inground swimming pool and also have young children are usually faced with a crucial decision:  Should I include a diving board or a water slide?  While the pros and cons of the diving board are debated ad naseum online and in other forums, the waterslide is usually revered for its consistent ability to deliver unadulterated fun to young and old.  Nowhere is this pure joy captured better than in the photos depicted in this post from My Modern Net.  Using High-Speed Photography, these images capture the very moment that people are ejected from a full flume waterslide into the water.  If you were to try and describe the joys of owning an inground swimming pool, you would be hard pressed to to it any better than these images.

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It is largely anecdotal, but legend has it that water slides may have originated around the time of the Ancients (as early as the 7th century B.C. by the Assyrians) which would coincide with the invention of modern irrigation systems and specifically the Roman-style aqueduct. Supposedly, laborers working on the construction of aqueducts learned that they could return to the lower levels of the aqueduct by actually riding in them. This concept allegedly also applied to the somewhat more modern logging industry, whereupon loggers built flumes to transport logs to the sawmill as well as to transport themselves. As swimming pools became popular in the United States in the early 20th century, it didn't take long for enterprising construction professionals to begin incorporating this concept into the recreational consciousness of Americans.

The typical residential pool slide has come a long way since the ubiquitous Aqua Slide n Dive of the 1960's and 1970's.

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The Aquaslide n Dive, which was a pool owner's only option for many years.