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This Artist Turned A Major Street In Bristol Into A Huge Water Slide

May 07, 2014 | Updated May 07, 2014

That's no street -- that's a slip 'n' slide!

So it was Sunday, when some 360 people in Bristol, England, went careening down Park Street on a 300-foot homemade water slide.

The slide, a crowd-funded project by artist Luke Jerram, was built from little more than plastic sheets, hay bales, water and a dash of liquid soap.

"If you look at photographs in the 1900s you see these beautiful empty streets with all the kids playing out." Jerram said to the BBC, explaining part of his inspiration for the slide. "It's an extraordinary thing and all that has been taken away."

According to NPR,nearly 100,000 people applied to take a run down the slide -- unfortunately, only 360 riders ultimately got to take the plunge.

Check out photos of the event, below:

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    A participant takes part in the Bristol Park and Slide project, an interactive temporary installation by artist Luke Jerram set up in Park Street in the centre of Bristol, southwest England on May 4, 2014. Over 95,000 people applied for just 360 tickets to slide on inflatable lilos down a lubricated water slide in a town centre street. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL
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    Bristol's Giant Water Slide
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