$30 dare - slinky and the western hemisphere's longest escalator

Alright, here is the video I promised. As mentioned before, Melissa M. dared us to launch a slinky on the western hemisphere's longest escalator, which is DC's own Wheaton stop on the metro's red line. It is 240 feet long and takes nearly three minutes to ride! Read on for the night's details.

We used this dare as an opportunity to have a night out. We let Melissa M. herself babysit our little guy and ate at one of our favorite restaurants, Thaiphoon. We hopped on the metro and encountered some girls doing a fabulous rendition of "Row, Row, Row, Your Boat."

We arrived at Wheaton and the escalator really scared M. She felt as if she would tumble down to the bottom at any time. She thought it was a little crazy being on moving stairs for that long and not getting off. The results of the experiment were not really what I had hypothesized. Click on the video to see what happened.

In case you were wondering, the world's longest escalator is at the Park Pobedy station in the Moscow metro system and is almost twice as long, at 410 feet, as the Wheaton station escalator.

Tune in next time to see the story of M and some wasabi.


MLewis said...

Only the old BIG slinkies go down stairs!

Five Little Monkeys said...


Elizabeth said...

Poor demoralized Slinky... but I LOVE this game - man, I've gotta think of a worthy dare for y'all! ~ E

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