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The World’s First Transparent Glass Slide Looks Like a Nightmare to Clean

Our perpetually-dropped smartphones have pushed glass manufacturers to create stronger and more durable materials to survive our clumsiness. But if you’re curious just how advanced glass making techniques have gotten, someone has made a 30-foot working glass slide that’s completely transparent. Read More >>

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I Need to Ride This Trippy Slide Right Now

You could get on this water slide completely sober and emerge feeling like you went on the wildest acid trip ever. Read More >>

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Racing Down a Stunning Alpine Coaster Reminds Me to Never Grow Up

Life already has too many serious moments, so when the opportunity to enjoy a simple pleasure like a slide presents itself, you just have to take it. It also doesn’t hurt when that slide is a giant mountain coaster in Switzerland surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever see. Read More >>

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Terrifying Skyslide Will Be 1,000 Feet in the Air on the Outside of a Building

With LA’s Wilshire Grand to be crowned as the new tallest building west of the Mississippi, you might expect the former tallest building west of the Mississippi to just sulk into oblivion. No way! The US Bank Tower is one-upping every observation deck on the planet with a soon-to-be-vomit-covered slide. ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. Read More >>

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A Water Slide With a Loop That Won’t Break Your Neck is Coming in 2016

Before you start screaming in the comments that New Jersey's Action Park was actually the first park to have a water slide with a vertical loop back in the '80s, you'll be happy to hear that's exactly where this one is headed come 2016. Except that this updated version will actually house riders in a reinforced aluminium pod so that they can easily clear the loop without injury, and without any pesky lawsuits. Read More >>

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Google Launched Slides on iOS Today

Google launched iOS app Slides today, along with updates to its Docs and Sheets apps. Slides lets you collaborate on presentations from your mobile devices, including PowerPoint files. Read More >>

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Take a Wild Ride on This 100-Foot-Tall Twisty Slide

The Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, has one of the highest concentrations of Good Design on the planet—a confluence of A+ architecture and furnishings, complete with a dedicated museum. Now, the site is also home to a 100-foot-tall twisty slide. Read More >>

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An Instant Slide Makes Stairs Even Better Than a Firehouse Pole

Any child lucky enough to live in a two-story house will quickly figure out how to turn it into an indoor all-weather slide. Whether that's using a piece of cardboard as a sled, or simply by putting on a few extra pairs of undies for padding and bouncing down on their behind. But soon, thanks to the SlideRider, there could be another way. Read More >>

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How Aeroplane Evacuation Slides Deploy in Under Six Seconds

It's probably quite a bit different when you see one from inside a plane, but from down here on the ground, watching aeroplane evacuation slides deploy is pretty damn mesmerising. Thankfully, Core77 just uncovered some great footage of the slides being both made and tested. Read More >>

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Why Microscope Slides Should Hang in the Louvre

You might think that a museum adding 2000 new exhibits would need to build a whole new wing. But the latest additions to London's Grant Museum of Zoology all fit into a space the size of a large wardrobe: they're vintage glass microscope slides, bearing specimens taken from everything from fleas to whales. Read More >>

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Monster Slides Make Playgrounds Better Than Amusement Parks In Japan

If this monstrous snaking course is what slides are like at Japanese playgrounds, my mind probably won't even be able to begin to comprehend the magnitude of their swingsets. I imagine they must tower over skyscrapers. Read More >>