Thursday, June 28, 2012

That Peculiar Subway Step

Dean Peterson noticed that the tenth step up on the staircase at his subway stop in Brooklyn was a fraction of an inch taller than the other stairs. That's just enough to make everyone whack it with their foot, because by the time you reach it, your feet know how tall it should be. According to the comments at vimeo, the stairs have been cordoned off with caution tape just today. Maybe this video had something to do with it. (via Metafilter)

1 comment:

chicomathmom said...

If you pause the video at :20, you can *see* the taller step, which means that it is quite a bit taller--I wonder what "fraction of an inch" taller it is.