Wednesday. Right? So here’s something fun, frivolous and bright to make you forget that it’s still not Friday, or even Thursday: take solace in the fact that it’s almost June, which means that it’s almost time for London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit – more commonly known as the huge-weird-red-sticky-outy-melted-rollercoaster-sculpture-thing – to open.
In fact, this Dali-on-a-particularly-bad-trip sculpture and viewing tower is actually UK’s biggest bit of public art, and was designed by Turner Prize-winning dude Anish Kapoor and fellow artist and designer Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Olympic Games, sitting – as it does – in what’s referred to as the city’s Olympic Park. Quite why it was designed for the Olympics is a bit of a mystery, but now no-one cares a jot anymore, as it’s being turned into THE WORLD’S TALLEST AND LONGEST TUNNEL SLIDE.
Riders can expect to hit up to 15mph on the 40-second trip – which is basically lightspeed when you’re in a giant tunnel slide. It opens June 24. See you there.