Video: This human-powered theme park looks both fun and terrifying 7 years ago

Video: This human-powered theme park looks both fun and terrifying

We’d LOVE a go of this… but we’d let you go first.

English comedian/YouTuber/social-media guy, Tom Scott, recently took a trip to the foothills of the Dolomites, an hour or so north of Venice, to visit a restaurant that serves up a lot more than just hot meals.

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The restaurant, Ai Pioppi, is home to a giant, human-powered, kinetic-art theme park playground and Tom tells us it was designed and made by a man called Bruno over forty years.

It looks incredible, but we can't help bit feel just a little terrified watching Tom and his buddy spinning around on the bicycle wheel of death.

Here’s what Tom had to say: “I'll be honest: I sort of thought it was a myth. The idea of unattended, huge kinetic ride-on sculptures was surely false? There was some evidence: a very artfully-shot documentary, and some shaky tourist footage, but I couldn't quite believe that something this potentially dangerous could still exist.”

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It most certainly does exist and if the video above wasn’t proof enough you can check out the Ai Pioppi website here.