Sure, water slides might seem like fun. What could go wrong? There’s no machinery involved, no heavy moving parts or risk of electrocution, so it’s perfectly safe, right?
Wrong. Water slides have the potential to be incredibly dangerous, causing injury, psychological damage, and even death. If you don’t believe it, you need only to look at the long list of people who have suffered horrible fates at the hands of innocent-looking water slides.
Some get stuck inside them, waiting fearfully in the dark. Some fall off the sides. Some even get decapitated. And some only experience the dangerous part after reaching the bottom of the slide. After hearing about all of these nasty stories, you might want to steer clear of water slides in the future.
On the other hand, if you’re the kind of person who actually enjoys close brushes with death, you might be more excited than ever to ride these slides!
You might think that water slides are a safer alternative to roller coasters. You would be wrong again.
Water slides are the most likely rides to injure people at amusement parks. Go-Karts are the second most likely source of injury, although they’re still make up less than 50% of water slide injuries.
So why are people so prone to injury on water slides? A big factor is restraints. On a roller coaster, you are tightly strapped in. With water slides, there is nothing to hold you in place. That’s why severe accidents are much more likely to happen on water slides.
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