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Taiwanese Reporter Tests Out Slide, Freaks Out Big Time

While a good deal of news from around the world is alarming and/or depressing, remember this: not all of it is. Some things are still hil-arious.

Seriously.

And this headline is not an exaggeration. This is one of the biggest (and best) freakouts we've seen in a long time.

Hilarity ensues:

"While offering viewers a glimpse into the basement of Taipei’s Grand Hotel," explains Mediaite's Alex Alvarez, the reporter "decided to showcase the hotel’s underground slide, hidden away behind a trompe l’oeil door."

Wait. Why does this hotel have an underground slide?

According to the hotel's website:

The underpasses have been mysterious in the eyes of many. Some believe them to be secret passageways that lead to the Presidential Office, while others insist they are connected to the Shilin Official Residence. In fact, when the hotel was refurbished, they were designed to be underpasses for evacuating guests in cases of emergency...The two underpasses are respectively located on the east and west side of the hotel. The east one...is 178 meters long...The west one [is] 180 meters in length...

Well, that clears that up.

"What looks like a fun little ride turns out to be a one-way ticket to whatever writhing mass of hair and teeth lies waiting at the bottom of darkest R’lyeh. Judging from her screams, at any rate," Alvarez jokes.

Indeed, based on watching this video over and over and over again (trust us, we have), we're starting to believe that she thought this would be waiting for her at the bottom:

We assume her expectations were shattered when she discovered that her feet-first descent into hell was nothing more than a quick trip to a dank hotel basement (as opposed to, you know, a "silent — waiting — abyss").

Mildew!

(h/t Mediaite)

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