Baldwin street is the steepest street in the world! It is situated in Dunedin, New Zealand. The street's length is about 350 meters and it originates from North Road and ends at the intersection of Buchanan Street.
Baldwin street is listed in the Guniess Book of Record as the steepest residential street in the world. This street rises up to a heigh to 80 meters! The steepest section is about 161.2 meter and the level of life is generally 42.22 meters and which usually correpsond to the slope of 38 degrees!
From the year 2002, there is an even conducted as the "Cadbury Jaffa Race" on Baldwin Street. The part of the festival called "Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival".
This is a charity event which is carried out each year in July and more than 30,000 Jaffas which is rolled down on the street from the top to the bottom.
Before starting the event, each candy gets its own number printed on an adhesive paper and the paper is pasted on the chocolate ball. This done so because candies be distinquished from one to the other. Each Jaffa is sponsored by a person and also with prizes for the one who wins and the money collected will be denoted to charity.
This event follows a tradition which begun in 1998 where 2,000 tennis balls were rolled down Baldwin street in a sponsored event that includes raising money for Habitat for Humanity. The candies usually take 15-20 seconds to complete the race. Shortly before the candies finish their race, they come into a special funnel and the first five chocolate balls pass through the funnel are the actual winners
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