Padded lampposts for distracted texters being tested in London
According to a recent report, human beings are becoming so incredibly stupid that they require cushioned lamppost bases so that when they run into them they don’t mess up their idiotic faces.
Apparently, a study in the UK found that one in ten people actually managed to hurt themselves by walking into a post while peering down at their mobile phone screen.
The mishaps — called "walking and texting" injuries — have spurred the charity Living Streets to launch the padded-post-pilot scheme in Brick Lane, London.
It seems that if all goes well, there are plans to roll out the idiot-proof system in Birmingham, Manchester, and Stupidton.