Piano Stairs - Making Music While You Climb!

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Would people choose to climb rather than take an escalator if the stairs were more fun? While this may sound like a no-brainer to kids, it is not as clear-cut with adults. Hence the folks at car company Volkswagen, decided to try this fun stunt and the results, as most kids would say - were quite predictable.

The experiment was conducted at the Odenplan station in Stockholm, Sweden's capital city, where workers toiled all night to transform the staid subway stairs into a magical working piano keyboard.

Now by simply walking up the stairs, everybody could make amazing music. They soon noticed that commuters who normally headed straight for the escalator, paused for a minute, intrigued by the new stairs and then actually climbed them, some even jumping from one stair to the other. A two-day observation of the commuter's behavior revealed a sixty six percent increase in usage of the stairs - A no-brainer as most kids would say.

The company calls the phenomenon, 'fun theory' - using fun to change people's behavior for the better', and plans to conduct many more similar experiments, which they will post on a soon-to-be-launched website called 'fun theory.com'. We for one can't wait to see what they come up with next!

sources: dailymail.co.uk,senselost.com

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79 Comments
  • mbougvicyfcoputTuesday, June 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm
    kool
    • the kool kidTuesday, June 9, 2015 at 12:12 pm
      where is this place
      • diamondkid
        diamondkidThursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:56 am
        Wow!
        • I<3musicTuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm
          That is so cool!
          • aphphilippines
            aphphilippinesMonday, December 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm
            who wants to help me play carol of the bells? I have the sheet music!
            • IPlayPianoThursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:29 am
              This is awesome😄
              • puglover67
                puglover67Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:31 am
                I saw a youtube video of this. It is pretty awesome!
                • Awesome38Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:12 am
                  Cool you could play motsart
                  • meThursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm
                    I. WANT. TO . GO. THERE. SO .BADLY!!!!!!!! I'M A REAL MUSIC FREAK AND THIS WOULD BE THE BEST GIFT JUST TO GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!1SO AWESOME!!!!!!
                    • TheWowFactorThursday, September 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm
                      AWESOMESAUSE!!!!!!!!!!