Summer officially started yesterday, so here’s a great video to kick things off: Someone built a homemade waterslide in their backyard . . . and it has a LOOP. In the video, one person does the loop while another person goes down a SECOND waterslide that ramps him THROUGH the loop……pretty sweet!
And while we’re on the subject of summer stuff……Time to ruin another great summer tradition we used to enjoy as kids.
A new study says drinking water out of the garden hose COULD KILL YOU. For the study, 90 different garden hoses were tested and ALL 90 contained levels of lead and other bad stuff that were higher than the safe levels set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. And 33% had higher lead levels than the safe levels set by the federal Safe Drinking Water standard. So drinking out of a hose, you MIGHT end up ingesting chemicals that can cause liver problems or even cancer. Of course, you’d probably have to drink A LOT of water out of a lot of hoses to have that happen. A few drinks won’t kill you.