Well, I didn’t think an escalator needed one, but the numbers seem to say different:
For those who can’t read the poor quality text, it says “Last year: 1,024 injuries”.
The number drew my attention for two reasons:
- What are the probabilities of the number of injuries on escalators being a power of 2?
- How can there be almost 3 injuries per day on something as trivial as an escalator? (that’s an interrobang, in case you’re wondering)
Sure, the escalators on the London tube can be impressive:
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