"I Was Terrified:" The World's Tallest Waterslide's Engineer Fesses Up

The world's tallest water slide is located at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, and also in my nightmares. It's called Verrückt—which means "insane" in German—with good reason: At 168 feet and 7 inches, it's taller than the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and 23 Shaquille O'Neals stacked on top of each… » 7/08/14 11:00am 7/08/14 11:00am

Insane Water Slide Drops You Straight Down Through a Trap Door, Flings…

This German water slide is the definition of terror. Rather than starting out sitting down and sliding into the steep part, you start standing up on a trap door that they pull out from underneath you. It drops you straight down, you know, so you can gather enough speed for the complete loop that it throws you… » 6/04/08 6:00pm 6/04/08 6:00pm