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The slide at Burning Man

That I was afraid to go up on (but Andy did).. According to Patri:

"Just heard that the slide had 12 injuries a day, and was responsible for the only death at Burning Man, via a broken neck. It was the top supplier of people to the medical tents. Although, keep in mind that it had something like 10 people a minute, 24/7, so that's 14,400 slides a day.

Should have been shallower. I wonder whether the death was due to bad luck or stupidity."

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bellatrixamici
Sep. 15th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Damn. That is pretty scary. People were really on it 10/minute for 24 hours for seven days? It was non-stop?

Is there a picture of this slide anywhere?
ripresa
Sep. 15th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnny_one-spur/3911002298/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/90655796@N00/3902416386/

i don't know the actual rate...
if they were on it in the wee hours or really hot hours.. but at night there was a line.

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