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Monday, January 31, 2011

Gradus ad parnassum

A friend of mine posted a link to this on Facebook.

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. Okay. 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.



Now I have to go there, obviously.

Of course, real engineers would simply have reversed the direction of the escalator.

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