Workers in London's Square Mile could get more than they bargained for if a bonkers plan to turn the Gherkin into a giant pickle get the go ahead.
Yes, you read that right - a giant pickle!
We have to admit, our first reaction at Housetohome was why on earth..? But, well, it's Friday and these pictures definitely brought a (somewhat incredulous) smile to our faces.
The mad idea is the brainchild of online bingo site jackpotjoy.com, who have submitted the proposal to bosses at the tower and are now waiting for approval.
The transformation will involve wrapping the glass building, also known as 30 St. Mary's Axe, with a special film and beaming an image of a gherkin onto it. To carry out the transformation it will require a 10-man team carrying out 900 hours of work on the 600ft structure.
Proposals from jackpotjoy.com come as part of the company's FUNdation bursary which aims to 'bring happiness to the nation'.
The launch of FUNdation was marked by sailing a giant 50ft by 60ft rubber duck down the River Thames to the delight of stunned onlookers.
Michael Saunders, of jackpotjoy.com, said: "It's been a long and miserable winter and we felt everyone was in dire need of cheering up again.
"The Gherkin is such an iconic building and with a name like that we just couldn't resist the opportunity to transform it into the very thing.
"It would make for a hilarious and spectacular sight that we're certain would spread a lot of smiles and laughter across the capital."
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