A Fraction Of An Inch Makes All The Difference

A filmmaker somehow noticed that people kept tripping on the 10th step of the stairway at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn. It turns out that step is just a fraction of an inch taller than the rest, and by the time they got there, most people had calibrated their stride so precisely to the height of the other steps that they were hitting the slightly taller one. As any good filmmaker would do, he documented the effect in an entertaining video. And it seems like the Metro Transit Authority took notice, because they closed the stairway for repairs shortly after it was released.

From Vimeo, via Laughing Squid


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