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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  • mbougvicyfcoputabout 7 years
    kool
    • the kool kidabout 7 years
      where is this place
      • diamondkid
        diamondkidover 7 years
        Wow!
        • I<3musicover 7 years
          That is so cool!
          • aphphilippines
            aphphilippinesover 7 years
            who wants to help me play carol of the bells? I have the sheet music!
            • IPlayPianoalmost 8 years
              This is awesome😄
              • puglover67
                puglover67almost 8 years
                I saw a youtube video of this. It is pretty awesome!
                • Awesome38almost 8 years
                  Cool you could play motsart
                  • mealmost 8 years
                    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!!!!!!
                    • TheWowFactoralmost 8 years
                      AWESOMESAUSE!!!!!!!!!!