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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.

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 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.

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."


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


Also there are now 22,000 people watching.




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


We have a surfboard.


Just a giant crowd there now.



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


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.

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