Irish rock band U2 singer Bono flashes the Victory sign upon his arrival at the European Council in Brussels on October 10, 2018. – Bono, the co-founder of ONE, a global campaign and advocacy organisation committed to ending extreme poverty, is in Brussels to discuss African development issues. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images).
Bono from U2 has a pretty big ego. Rightly so, cuz he’s one of the most famous musicians and philanthropists on the planet! So take a minute to imagine what he would be like in giant form, maybe 160 feet high? You may not have to imagine it for very long, because it could become a reality in Dublin, Ireland, pending approval by the city. That’s right – a giant Bono could be Dublin’s newest tourist attraction inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Dubbed “the tallest moving statue in the world,” it would be made of millions of programmable LED pixels, and can become the image of anybody it’s programmed to appear like. John Lennon, Steph Curry, you name it – they can build it. The project would also include a tall platform that people can stand on to get a great view of whatever city it’s built-in. And there has been interest from the United States and Hong Kong, so it sounds like everyone wants to get their hands on this giant statue. Read the full story here.