Tallest water slide in the world

Enjoy thrilling water slides? Well, the world’s tallest water slide is set to open on May 23 in Kansas, USA. It is named “Verrückt” and is located in the Schlitterbahn Water Park. Its height is 51.38 m (168 ft 7 in), which makes it taller than the Niagara Falls! Verrückt is a German word that means “insane”. You might have to be that to get on that water slide. :-)  Here is a video about Verrückt.

Did you know?

In 1901, Annie Taylor, a 63-year-old American teacher, locked herself in a barrel, and took a ride down the Niagara Falls. She survived.

 

 

 

Image Credits: http://theverruckt.com/ for
world’s tallest water slide, Francis J. Petrie Photograph Collection for Taylor’s image
Sources: http://theverruckt.com/, http://www.niagarafallsusa.org/
www.guinnessworldrecords.com, http://www.niagaraparks.com/