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Padded Lamp Posts Tested in London to Prevent Cell Phone Texting Injuries

Trend Watch: Walking, Texting, and Running into Sh*t

The following story was yesterday's headline of the day, but this live-action news coverage is too good to pass up. Injuries caused by walking while texting are on the rise and a London charity has decided to do something about it. That is, they're padding lamp posts located along the "most dangerous" texting streets. The story is absurd, but the highly informative footage of peeps "accidentally" walking into street fixtures and poles really amps the entertainment value here. Hard-hitting news, eh?

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
Maybe they should just tell people to look where they're going like my mother did and they would never do it again after hearing her voice a couple times. Maybe I should ask my mother to help with the crisis.
kaenai kaenai 8 years
or....people could just stand still while texting. how long can a text be, anyway?rofl@higglety-pigglety
kaenai kaenai 8 years
or.... people could just stand still while texting. how long can a text be, anyway? rofl@higglety-pigglety
pink-elephant pink-elephant 8 years
Wouldn't it be easier if they just wrapped everything in bubble wrap?:)
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
I was thinking the same thing Nancita! I have to find a way to incorporate higgledy piggledly into my every day vocabulary. Fierce! :D
anaisethenry anaisethenry 8 years
is this real? just don't walk and text if you can't!!!
CurvatudeBlog CurvatudeBlog 8 years
whatever! if people are hurting themselves this way, they deserve it. and how tacky to wrap the polls...
nancita nancita 8 years
This is absurd, so I find it very appropriate that one of the interviewees used the phrase "higgledy piggledly." I should say that more often.
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