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Using a cell phone while walking is so distracting that people are likely to miss a clown riding a unicycle.
And yes, this is the result of real research, which involved mostly college-age students walking across a main campus square while a real clown performed.
The research also found cell-phone users walk slower and weave about more than others.
Funny stuff aside, lead researcher Ira Hyman, Jr., of Western Washington University says the finding speaks to the dangers of cell-phone use while driving. "If [cell-phone use] disrupts something as simple as walking, which I'm assuming most of these people have been doing a long time and are pretty proficient at generally, we know it's going to be a really difficult task driving," Hyman said.
Originally posted by nine0099thousand
Idiots can't drive and use their phones. Idiots can't walk and use their phones.
Are you an idiot? If you are, then stay off your cell phone. I am not however, and I find it quite easy to stay focused on the road while I move my jaw. Real easy.
Originally posted by Estharik
I find it funny they used a clown on a unicycle... hah
Originally posted by weedwhacker
This is very similar to other Human cognitive tests, and how concentration on one thing can lead to the inablity to notice other things out of the ordinary...
Originally posted by RoofMonkey
I don't.. it just means that some researcher is going to get a government grant to go validate the data.