Science Has Figured Out Whether You Should Walk Up an Escalator or Just Stand There
It's always nice when science proves that it's good to be lazy.
The "New York Times" recently asked some experts to figure out whether it's better to walk up an escalator or just stand there. And the results were unanimous: If everyone just stood there, we'd all get to the top at a faster average speed.
When some people stand and some people walk, it causes a backup, a line, and general chaos . . . so it takes walkers 46 seconds and standers 138 seconds. If everyone just stood there, we'd all get to the top in 59 seconds.
Originally posted on April 5th, 2017