Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This video documents an interesting social experiment in Stockholm, Sweden, where students changed stairs into a piano, and compared before-and-after video of stairway use to escalator use. Brilliant!


  1. #1 Tabor
    October 31, 2009

    How fun. I will only use the escaltor when there is no other choice!

  2. #2 Seismicmike
    November 1, 2009

    I prefer the elevator to the escalator. One time I tripped on the up escalator and I feel down the stairs for an hour and a half.

  3. #3 Mikelover
    November 1, 2009

    Good one Mike, Not.

  4. #4 Miketeaser
    November 1, 2009

    Now Mike you can fall from the stairs for an hour and a half with more fun and drama ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. #5 Count Ludwig
    November 1, 2009

    Genius! Let’s have lots more ideas like that. Send them to the Institute for Excellent Ideas. First idea: create the IEI.

  6. #6 best online guitar courses
    November 2, 2009

    .., I wish one of that here in Philippines.. awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. #7 Jim Palmer
    November 2, 2009

    We realy need one in Niagara Falls Ontario!

  8. #8 "GrrlScientist"
    November 2, 2009

    Seismicmike: my readers make my life so wonderful, and your comment is a brilliant example of what i mean when i say this. thank you for the smile.

  9. #9 eni
    November 2, 2009

    Not to sound like a “green freak” or whatever, but seeing that poor escalator run unused for so long like that makes me wonder if projects like this could be used to save towns money and energy. If there were a way to make the escalator run when a motion-sensor is activated, it would only run with someone on it. And people would still take the stairs.

  10. #10 "GrrlScientist"
    November 2, 2009

    many european cities do have escalators that are activated when someone pushes a button to activate them or stands on them .. not sure about that particular escalator, though (does someone else know the status of that escalator?)

  11. #11 Marcus C.
    November 3, 2009

    Now we wait for people to complain about the cacophony caused by the non-musically inclined ๐Ÿ˜›

    I think it’s a sweet idea really. Reminds me of the the scene from the the movie Big starring Tom Hanks

    Be well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. #12 David - green thoughts
    November 3, 2009

    Beautiful! This is an example of how living consciously, creating new ways to economize and improve health, is not self-denial, it is an opening of new doors of experiment, sharing, and yes, FUN.

  13. #13 Margaret
    November 19, 2009

    Great. Has anyone thought of a way to make it more fun to put your litter in a bin.

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