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Verruckt - The World's Tallest Water Slide E-mail
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Verrückt or "our way" — The Kansas City Schlitterbahn Water-park have unveiled the height of it latest water-slide Verrückt, as 168 feet 7 inches. This sets a new world record for the tallest water-slide in the world, a claim verified by Guinness World Record judge on site. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas City, Kansas Mayor Mark Holland, along with other Kansas City VIPs, were present to celebrate Kansas City’s latest claim to fame – the Verrückt. Ride innovator and Verrückt builder Jeff Henry was joined by Schlitterbahn Waterpark fellow founding family members, Gary Henry, and Jana Faber at the height unveiling. The build of Verrückt is featured in Travel Channel’s one-hour season premiere of its popular original series “Xtreme Waterparks,” which airs on Sunday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. This special features never-before-seen footage of what went into the creation of the slide – including behind-the-scenes fabrication, the testing of the ride and the very first time any human being took the plunge down!

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Beautiful Ubari Lakes In The Sahara Desert E-mail
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Ubari Lakes in the Libyan part of the Sahara desert on the right are among the most beautiful oasis in the world. The largest of these is Lake Umm Al-Maa, which means "Mother of Waters." The water in it is very salty - concentration can be compared with the water of the Dead Sea. Uniqueness lake also consists in the fact that the lower layers is always very hot water, the temperature sometimes reaches to 100 degrees, and wherein the upper layers are cold. Ubari Lakes - a group of about 20 lakes of the landscape of high dunes and palm trees. To achieve these lakes, tourists usually go to Tkerkiba where excellent camping functions to explore the lake. Depth of the lakes, according to the Libyan Central diving varies from seven meters deep (as in Gabrun) up to 32 meters deep (Ain al-Dibbanah about Ghadames). Some of these lakes are drying up due to drought slowly and artificial drainage. Among the most picturesque lakes Gaberun and Umm al-Maa. Also there are two more beautiful lakes that are rarely visited by tourists. This Umm al-Hisan and Oum El Hassan north Gaberuna.

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