Wednesday, January 26, 2011

the fun theory

There is a set of stairs, with a moving escalator next to it .... both of which lead to the same spot on the floor of the upper level. 
At first no one took the stairs, almost 97% of the people took the escalator. 
I think that could be a normal expected result. 
Then a group of engineers got together, and decided they wanted to change the percentage around. 
Notice what these scientists did. 
Clever huh. 
And now they have reversed the percentages, as a whopping 66% more people take the stairs, than ride the escalator.
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  1. One of my friends posted this on Facebook...heck, I know I'd take those stairs! I'd probably get one heck of a workout since I would surely have to play a song! Up, down, up, up, up, DOWN! :)

  2. Seriously, why wouldn't you take the escalator unless the stairs were more fun? I wouldn't. I'm never in THAT much of a hurry. This is cool.

  3. I saw this video a while ago, I think it's a great idea, if it gets people taking stairs again.

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