63-meter slide makes debut at Kaohsiung museum

The China Post
Date: December 14, 2016

TAIPEI–A giant spiral tube slide which allows visitors to slide from the top to the bottom in 16

A 27-meter slide is seen at the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung, Tuesday. The slide, the tallest in Asia and third overall in the world, takes a total of 16 seconds to descend and is not for the faint of heart. (CNA)

seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 82kph, was unveiled on Tuesday at the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung.

The slide, which stands 27 meters in height and 63 meters in length, is the tallest in Asia and the third tallest in the world, according to the museum.

The slide was a highlight at the permanent adventure playground show at the museum.

A university student Chuang Ya-ping (莊雅萍) said the slide was especially scary because of the speed one reached, while another visitor, Huang Po-wei (黃柏維), said he felt dizzy after going on the slide.

Chen Shiunn-shyung (陳訓祥), director-general of the museum, said the slide was being used not only to attract visitors but also to introduce basic scientific knowledge on such things as free falling, centrifugal force, friction and centripetal force.

owever, visitors under 130 centimeters, those who weigh more than 150 kilograms, pregnant women and people with cardiovascular disease are prohibited from going on the slide, Chen said.    [SOURCE]

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