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Microsoft Makes Fake Waterslide Viral Video

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Crazy waterslide video was Microsoft's idea.

A "megawoosh" waterslide video has been making the rounds on the internet this week. While most have already come to the conclusion that it's a hoax, its gets even more interesting when we find that Microsoft appears to be behind the video.

The website for megawoosh.com now forwards to a German page (translated) for what appears to promote the "planning" aspects of Microsoft Office Project 2007.

Regardless of what significance this really plays in Microsoft's latest marketing tactics, it's still a pretty entertaining video. Check it out below.

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    Anonymous , August 7, 2009 7:03 PM
    The video looks surprisingly real, I was expecting some cheesy CGI effect.
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2009 6:43 PM
    id try it
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2009 6:43 PM
    id try it
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    eklipz330 , August 7, 2009 6:52 PM
    i saw this on AOTS and i thought this was AWESOME
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    rambo117 , August 7, 2009 6:59 PM
    haha, thats insane, questionable if its real though
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    maigo , August 7, 2009 6:59 PM
    he'd be lucky to make it 20 feet
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2009 7:03 PM
    The video looks surprisingly real, I was expecting some cheesy CGI effect.
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    mr_tuel , August 7, 2009 7:29 PM
    that was a convincing video...I wouldn't buy Office b/c some dude flew 100 feet in the air but....
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    Jerky_san , August 7, 2009 7:29 PM
    Yeah if it is real that would make me crap my pants flying that far.. Think if they miscalculated and he ran right into the pool.. Instead of in it..
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    griffed88 , August 7, 2009 7:31 PM
    What tipped me off was how fast he sped up while going down the slide, thats waaaay to fast for a relatively low incline. Also, two buckets of water aren't going to cover that much slide.

    An awesome idea, but definately fake.
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    griffed88 , August 7, 2009 7:33 PM
    also, notice how the pool itself doesn't even shake after he lands in it.
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    ricardok , August 7, 2009 7:56 PM
    Fake or not (yeah, it's fake) I would love to see this tested/done by Jackass.. :p 
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    Kryan , August 7, 2009 8:00 PM
    it's quite obviously fake...but in the face of it...do you care?!

    i mean who DIDN'T go: "HOLY $$$T" when they first watched it!?

    awesome video, and a cool way for MS to bring in Office Project 2007.
    griffed88What tipped me off was how fast he sped up while going down the slide, thats waaaay to fast for a relatively low incline. Also, two buckets of water aren't going to cover that much slide.An awesome idea, but definately fake.


    i think the incline, with good lubrication, should cover it. it is steeper than it looks. the water would probably just be to "rewet" the probably already wet surface...?

    just epic. :) 
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    IzzyCraft , August 7, 2009 8:45 PM
    Fake or real still looks cool
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    Ramar , August 7, 2009 8:58 PM
    I don't think it's necessarily fake. They had a stunt dummy to test with and weather measuring equipment hooked into that laptop. I've seen more impressive things done in actual life so I'm not sure why this "has to be" fake.
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    steiner666 , August 7, 2009 9:56 PM
    someone needs to study physics a bit more. i might have bought it if they used a steeper hill and/or didnt make him fly QUITE as far as he did.
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    Drag0nR1der , August 7, 2009 10:10 PM
    interesting twist to MS's new marketing strategy. This and the MS office 'film' trailer... will be interesting to see what the ydo next
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    nitto555rchallenger , August 7, 2009 10:17 PM
    That was crazy cool. I would be down for a ride on that.
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    bk420 , August 7, 2009 10:48 PM
    that reminds me of physics 220. good thing they tried it with a dummy first.
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    scooterlibby , August 7, 2009 10:50 PM
    You know what tipped me off? The fact that the title of the article clearly indicates that the whole thing is fake. Sometimes I'm scared by my own brilliance.
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    Sicundercover , August 7, 2009 10:58 PM
    Well the title is just from this authors POV.

    Anyway, yea fucking hilarious.
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    Anonymous , August 8, 2009 12:34 AM
    Nutzz!!!

    Just stick out your hand, or accidentally have some bird or lizard on the trail, and you may end up in a hole different than a pool!
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