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How Our Town Is Dealing With the Water Shortage, by David Guzman

Thank you all for coming out today. As you know, since the summer we've faced a serious drought and it's not letting up. As the mayor of Avery, Texas, I'm announcing some tougher measures to conserve water in the area, so please take note.

To start, we're canceling our summer ice sculpture festival. Turns out that doing ice sculptures in West Texas uses up an extreme amount of water. We'll be asking a number of you to discontinue your 24-hour front lawn Slip 'N Slides. And don't just move them to the backyard. Let's see, what else… until further notice, we're closing the town's mile long car wash. Don’t [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Action Park, The World's Most Dangerous Waterpark

"[Action Park] one of the first American waterparks. Many of Action Park's attractions were unique, attracting thrill-seekers from across the New York City metro area. The park's popularity went hand in hand with a reputation for poorly-designed, unsafe rides; inattentive, underaged employees; intoxicated, unprepared visitors; and the consequently poor safety record."

The Action Park Wikipedia page

This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Action Parkologist Seth Porges drops by to explain what made the park so dangerous, how they stayed open, and the legendary looping waterslide (pictured above). Plus! A bonus tale of Action Park survival from Chris Gethard, who is actually quoted on that Wikipedia [...]