Always the escalator, not the stairs?

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This is a really fun video of how some very smart engineers in Sweden got people to take the stairs instead of the escalator. We may  not have this here, but what if you sang to yourself while you climbed up instead of riding? or recited a nursery rhyme in rhythm to your steps?  It’s yet another way to exercise without even thinking too much about it!

Here’s the back story:

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdbaE59sVNY

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