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Why take a boring car ride or train to work everyday? How
about a mile high waterslide. You'll get to work in a
fraction of the time and have more fun at the same time.
Simply place your personal items inside our waterproof
backpack. A transponder in the backpack is linked with
our patent-pending dynamically routing
waterslide system. As you near a routing gate the sensors
trigger the gate to change based on your preselected
Each of the 100 slide portals is equipped with showers and
changing stalls as well as zip lines for the last few hundred
feet to your place of business, ensuring your hair and
clothes will be dry and leaving you with that fashionable
All our waterslides are covered with a transparent plastic
arch so you can experience the thrill of skimming down the
numerous 300ft drops. In the winter waterslides are
heated for your comfort.
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It's a nice idea, but you've been beaten to it by Barclays. Still, welcome to the bakery! [theleopard, Oct 26 2009]
||[+], even though it's wildly impractical.
||How long will it take to get to the top of the mile high starting point?
||Also, how far do you expect this ride to go, measured horizontally?
||Once when rafting with a hi-tech company, with all
us Israelis never doing what we were told, our
instructor told us that he had previously had a group
of Japanese tourists. When he said "Right side row!"
all the guys on the right rowed in unison. When he
said "Left!" the right side stopped immediately, and
only the left side rowed.
||They paddling along mechanically when he saw one
straight faced tourist say in a monotonic voice: "This
is so enjoyable!".
||I envision everybody missing the fun altogether. Its
like riding the train. Kids are thrilled. The view is
beautiful. There's a constant rhythm. There are
interesting people of all sorts. Businessmen just click
at their computer, and teenagers take the time to
aggravate everybody, thinking they are funny.