Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

The Great Trafalgar Square Freeze

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Do you remember how I posted a streaming video Frozen in Time at Grand Central Station? Well, apparently, another volunteer improv squad has done the same thing in London. Inspired by improv everywhere and made a reality by 100’s of volunteers. At exactly 3:30pm on a secret cue, almost everyone in Trafalgar Square froze. The few bewildered tourists didn’t know what was happening. For 5 minutes the participants held their positions, and then magically everyone unfroze. [2:37]


  1. #1 nolabirder
    February 29, 2008

    Very cool! They just did one in Portland, OR too – right outside Powell’s Books: Portland Freeze Video

  2. #2 George
    February 29, 2008

    It’s neat how this turns the mundane (people passing by) into a fascinating exhibit on humans.

  3. #3 D'oh!
    March 1, 2008

    Oh, to be a pickpocket for those five minutes…

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