There's A Giant Water Slide In The Middle Of Bristol Right Now

The best use of a civic highway since probably ever.

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Well this is pretty cool.

Normal day in Bristol, water slide down park street!

Ellie moodie@EllieMoodie

Normal day in Bristol, water slide down park street!

10:21 AM - 4 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Park and Slide project is the work of artist Luke Jerram.

Artist Luke Jerram has created a Giant Water Slide in Bristol, 360 get to have a go today! http://t.co/rpqUo33cOp

Stendhal Festival@Stendhalireland

Artist Luke Jerram has created a Giant Water Slide in Bristol, 360 get to have a go today! http://t.co/rpqUo33cOp

11:03 AM - 4 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

96,573 people signed up for their chance to get a 'ticket to slide', through a ballot.

Water slide on my street, so Bristol

Some 360 people will get to fly down the street today.

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Jerram says he never imagined such a positive response after he pitched the idea.

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And he turned down funding from large corporate sponsors, instead gathering local support for his work. The slide was funded through Spacehive.com, the world's first civic crowd funding site.