Reaction: The Ingenious Highlights From The #DrummondPuddleWatch Phenomenon

Reaction: The Ingenious Highlights From The #DrummondPuddleWatch Phenomenon

Yes, you might say "the internet is eating itself." Yes, you might say it's "The Dress of 2016". You might even take the higher road of bellendery and say something like, "if only this many people would pay attention to the Middle East."

But just shut up and watch the puddle, will you?

Yes, it is literally just your average, run-of-the-mill puddle in Newcastle, but it's making an enormous splash in the world of social media and beyond: The #DrummondPuddleWatch has drawn tens of thousands of viewers to its live Periscope feed (you'll see reports of 19,000, but the live figures froze about half an hour before writing this).

Why? Because in a world where so many people are suffering immeasurable horrors and indignations, it's strangely satisfying to be able to laugh at the comparably tiny problems of the people from a small community in England as they attempt to cross a tiny mass of water.

We've had a lilo-surfer, an actual surfer, news reporters, fallers, climbers, and a few long-jumpers, and Twitter - to be fair to it - has been on fire in its reaction to the first genuine internet sensation of 2016.

Here's a round-up of the best puddle appearances so far, and, of course, the cream of the Twitter jokes:

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Gavan Casey
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Former handwriting champion. Was violently bitten by a pelican at Fota Wildlife Park in 2001.

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