Newcastle is known for quite a few things, but puddles are rarely the first thing that spring to mind when you think of it. Until today, that is.
There’s currently a Periscope of a giant puddle in Newcastle at Drummond Central and it’s becoming an internet sensation. Thousands of people are tuning in to watch the live feed of nearby residents trying to get around, over, or through the puddle. The hashtag, #DrummondCentral, is even trending on Twitter.
Some residents are taking advantage of this new-found interest to get their own moment in the spotlight. Someone put up a Slippery When Wet sign, another broke out a pool lounger, and another appeared with a surf board.
You can watch the livestream on Periscope. It’s likely that viewing figures will drop when the work day finishes. Although then you might get to see people in suits try to jump over a puddle…