Chinese Student Designs Award-Winning Life Slide

A Chinese student, Fan Shizhong’s design of a life slide has recently won the transportation award in this year’s Core77 Design Awards, an annual industrial design award held in the US. Continue reading »

Transparent Heart-Stopping Glass Sky Slide Starts Trial Runs In North China

A transparent slide located in the Dayudu Yellow River Scenic Area, northern China’s Shanxi Province, is definitely a daredevil’s game. Continue reading »

You Can Now Spend The Night In This Tiny Treehouse, Which Has A Sauna, Hot Tub And Slide

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The Woodsman’s Treehouse is a totally private and unique experience set high up in the branches of a veteran oak. The ultimate retreat. A stylish combination of sustainable craftsmanship and luxurious interiors with a playful touch; highlights include your own sauna and hot tub on the upper deck, a revolving woodburner, an open air tree-shower and a stainless steel slide. Continue reading »

World’s Longest Tunnel Slide To Open In London This Summer

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Opening in London later this year, is this huge tunnel slide wrapped around the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture that was designed for the 2012 Olympics. The slide will allow visitors to loop their way through parts of the structure on their way to the ground. The tight corkscrew design of the tunnel slide will have visitors descending 178m (over 583 feet), from the observation level to the ground. Continue reading »

This Crazy Glass Slide Will Be Opening In Los Angeles Later This Year

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We’ve heard a lot about glass suspension bridges and viewing platforms lately, but now there’s going to be a glass slide… yes, a glass slide…located 1,000 feet above the sidewalk in Los Angeles, California, that you’ll be able to slide down. Continue reading »

The Joys of the Water Slide

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Krista Long began snapping pics of people sliding down a water slide after many visits to the local water park with her tween daughters. “I set up my lawn chair to watch the entertainment as bodies shot one by one out the blue tube, suspended ever so briefly before crashing into the pool below,” Long told ABC News. “I started bringing my camera set to the highest shutter speed, hoping to freeze that moment in time just an instant before the plunge.” The result is an action-packed series of photos on Long’s Flickr page that show emotions ranging, she says, “from pure joy to fear, in anticipation of the inevitable splash-down!”
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Emergency Slide May Save Your Life

An emergency slide is tried out in a building in Shanghai, China. The stainless steel chute has been attached to the banister of the stairs. The idea is that in an emergency the slide would be deployed and people would use it to exit the building quickly rather than using the stairs. According to inventor Zhou Miaorong people using the slide could escape from a five-storey building in 14 seconds. (Imaginechina / Rex Feature)

Visitors Ride Three-Story Slide at New York’s New Museum

A visitor to the Carsten Holler: Experience exhibit at the New Museum in New York rides “Untitled (Slide)” during the press preview. (Mary Altaffer / AP) Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Hungarians Slip Slide Away From the Heat

A boy enjoys a water chute in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary, July 9. Temperatures reached 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit. (Laszlo Balogh / Reuters)