The United Kingdom doesn't often enjoy a heatwave, but on the odd occasion the fog clears, Brits go nuts. On one such marvelous day last summer, artist Luke Jerram peered out his office window in Bristol and came up with the idea of putting a gigantic, 99-yard (90 m) water slide right down the city's popular Park Street.
And now, after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised approximately $9,500 (£5,626), Jerram's slippery vision is becoming a reality this Sunday when, from 11 am until 5 pm, 360 people will take turns hurtling down the chute, one per minute.
Needless to say, the wet-and-wild creation has proved popular. More than 96,500 people entered ballots to take a dive in the event, organized in conjunction with the Bristol Art Weekender festival and the Make Sundays Special initiative. But as Jerram explained to The Guardian, "We'd have to keep the slide open every day for about eight months to let everyone who has applied have a go. The queue would extend for 30 miles!"