The Most British Thing Ever Happened Yesterday. Behold, The #DrummondPuddleWatch

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  • 500,000 people watched a Periscope of a puddle yesterday and it was so much better than it sounds

    We’ve all been there. Stuck at the edge of what seems to be more of a lake than a puddle, you’re never sure of whether to try risk it and jump or to brave soggy socks for the rest day and march through as if unaware that water is seeping through the holes in your well worn in shoes.

    But whilst making that decision, have you ever considered that you may be being watched by over half a million people over the live-streaming app, Periscope? Probably not.

    Well if you crossed a perilous puddle in Newcastle yesterday, that very well may be the case. The #DrummondPuddleWatch of all things trended across various social media platforms yesterday with thousands of people tuning into Periscope to watch people navigate the stretch of water.

    The stream was set up by staff at the marketing company Drummond Central who have been compulsively watching pedestrians cross the expanse since early December when the water started to collect. While the stream was compelling in itself it was the comments that kept people coming back for more.

    As time went on and more people tuned into the livestream, locals became smart to it and started taking along props including an entirely appropriate surfboard…

    Puddle water is also available to buy off eBay. The bids currently total up to a mere £65,900. Cheap, if you ask us.

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