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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday Tachytelic Tamburitza

Ever wonder what would happen if an outhouse sewage truck exploded?

A very real tubby kitty

Aly Raisman's first pass on her floor routine is insane

Zombies On Cell Phones Accommodated

It's finally happened -- the smartphone zombies are here. 

The German city of Augsburg installed traffic lights in the sidewalks so smartphone users don't have to look up

 Apparently people are so addicted to their smartphones they can't be bothered to look up at traffic signals, so embedding them in the ground they don't have to.

  According to the Washington Post report, the city spokeswoman Stephanie Lermen thinks the money used to install the lights is well spent.

 A recent survey conducted in several European cities including Berlin, found that almost 20 percent of pedestrians were distracted by their smartphones.

 Of course, younger people are at higher risk as they're willing to risk their safety to look at their Facebook profiles or WhatsApp messages, the survey found.

The problem may be even worse in the U.S: 

A survey by the University of Washington found that 1 in 3 Americans is busy texting or working on a smartphone at dangerous road crossings.

City officials say installing the traffic lights is justified:

The idea is to install such traffic lights came after a 15-year-old girl was killed by a tram.

According to police reports, she was distracted by her smartphone as she crossed the tracks.


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