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Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London 2012 Olympics

Monday 23rd July 2012

 
Czech artist, David Cerny was probably a fan of The Transformers as a child, judging by his latest creation for the London 2012 Olympics. 
 
Cerny purchased a 1957, red London double-decker bus from an owner in the Netherlands, and has turned that bus into work of art that can do more push ups than most of us. 
 
The artist has attached two very large arms to the bus, along with an electrical engine, and a great deal of engineering wizardry in order to allow the 6-ton bus to perform push-ups like an Olympic athlete. 
 
The bus can push out to various heights, and is accompanied by a voice groaning with the effort, along with video projections in the bus windows.
 
When speaking to Sky News about the artwork, the Czech artist said, "There is one common exercise for every sportsman in the world, and that is push ups…So I thought the push ups would be perfect fun. The thing about the push ups is also that in one hand it is training for sport activities but at the same time it is also punishment in armies or prisons."
 
With the Olympic Games only 4 days away, Cerny hopes that the artwork will spur on his fellow sporting countrymen in their efforts to reach gold in the coming weeks. The bus will be installed in London, near to where the Czech team will be staying. 
 
Image: Reuters

Posted on July 23rd 2012 on 09:29am

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