When I think of London, I think of bright red double-decker buses. When I think of the London Olympics, I think of bright red double-decker buses doing pushups. I can thank Czech artist David Cerny for that indelible image.
Cerny attached giant red arms to a full-size bus, but he didn't stop there. He added an engine-powered hydraulics system that lets the bus art, called "London Booster," perform pushups, complete with groaning effort noises. Since the bus has back wheels and no legs, I'm assuming this is the equivalent of doing knee pushups.
The installation coincides with the London Olympics. It's a nod to a universal athletic workout, though the bus' grunting indicates it's not having as much fun with the process as we are with watching it.
The bus will be on display outside the Czech Olympic team's headquarters during the games. Check out the video of the workout.