today i learned – fri 29th sept 2017

i’ve been meaning to look into this one for a while … but i kept forgetting 🙃

anyway, i’m possibly about to save you approx one finger movement per day 😂

#tdil some of those pedestrian crossing buttons actually do nothing! 🙈

i can’t be the only one who has stood helplessly at a crossing, wondering if that little green man is ever going to arrive? 😒 even after pressing that little button, it can sometimes feel like forever before you can cross the road 🚘🚘

well, as it turns out, at certain junctions the button doesn’t even do anything! it’s literally a worldwide conspiracy – in new york they even call the buttons ‘placebo buttons’! 🙈

in the uk, thousands of junctions operate on a ‘split cycle offset optimisation technique’ that adjusts the length between each green dude due to sensors in the road.

other junctions in the uk are just 100% automatic … like, the button is there for nothing more than making people feel better about life 😂 – in manchester, 40% of the pedestrian crossing buttons are placebos!

so yeah, next time you’re at a crossing, think about it before you press the button – you could be wasting valuable energy!!

to be honest, this post was mainly just a moan because it annoys me when people press pedestrian crossing buttons that do nothing! 😂 #rageagainsttheanswermachine

that’s me done on this one! 😅

much love 😍 #tdil

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just a quick one today 🙂 if you want to read more stuff, just go ->here<-

(that’s a crossing in paris 👍🏻 i like paris 😬. license for it is ->here<-)

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