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Britain Is Captivated By Live Footage Of People Trying To Cross A Big Puddle

This is incredible. Truly, truly incredible.

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Here is some footage from Periscope of people trying to cross a giant puddle in Newcastle.

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While it's happening, you can watch it live here.

And join in with the thousands of others watching.

A great leap forward, there #DrummondPuddleWatch

Office productivity destroyed by #DrummondPuddleWatch

.@drummondcentral on #Periscope: #DrummondPuddleWatch https://t.co/mJGNeeFLIV what a time to be alive

Look at this.

This guy just did the most amazing jump during the #DrummondPuddleWatch

The best part of #DrummondPuddleWatch is that the pedestrians have no idea THOUSANDS of people are watching them.

On the big screen here @TwitterUK #DrummondPuddleWatch

i got a thesis to write but FUCK THAT THESE ARE REAL HUMAN STORIES #DrummondPuddleWatch

The best bit is when two people approach at the same time from opposite sides. #DrummondPuddleWatch

Look at this woman with a pram. What a hero.

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Richard Rippon from marketing consultants Drummond Central, who are operating the camera, said: "The puddle's opposite our offices and been building up for the last few days. It's causing quite a bit of amusement and someone had the bright idea of streaming it on Periscope. It started with just a couple of hundred people watching and this afternoon it's gone absolutely crazy.".

Rippon added: "We've enjoyed the various ways people have tried to cross it. There's been parkour, Jesus-walking across the water, some taking a running jump. ... We've seen some impressive jumps but no calamities so far. A lot of people are taking a long time, and we're watching them. I know how Bill Oddie feels now."

UPDATE

Someone has now put a wet floor sign in the middle of the puddle.

Also there are now 22,000 people watching.

UPDATE

WE HAVE A LILO.

We have not been able to independently verify the facts of the matter, but it might be this man.

UPDATE

We have a surfboard.

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Just a giant crowd there now.

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It's quiet again now.

Hot take: The puddle is like Sherlock. Started off great, became worse the more self-aware the whole thing became. #DrummondPuddleWatch

@aljwhite you can have your own part of history

UPDATE

Behind the scenes...

Revealed: the phone camera and man behind #DrummondPuddleWatch in Newcastle just before the live video stopped

Well done everyone.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Alan White at alan.white@buzzfeed.com.

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