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Wipeout! British Town Puts On Soapy Spectacle

Image: A man slides down a giant water slide
A man slides down a giant water slide that has been installed on Park Street on May 4, 2014 in Bristol, England. Matt Cardy / Getty Images

More than 300 lucky people got the chance to barrel down a 295-foot slide Sunday in Bristol, England.

The slide, part of a temporary interactive art exhibit by Luke Jerram, was made from plastic sheets, hay bales, water and dish soap. According to his website, Jerram is most widely known for creations that encourage audience participation.

Over 100,000 applied to take part in the event.

Image: A woman glides down a slide
A woman slides down a slide as part of the Bristol Park and Slide project, an interactive temporary installation by artist Luke Jerram set up in Park Street in the center of Bristol, southwest England on May 4, 2014. LEON NEAL / AFP - Getty Images
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