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Strange Sign, Surprising Result

Xiamen University students recently made a survey at a cross road near the university campus, a section where a pedestrian walking bridge was built over a busy intersection.

The test was to see how people reacted towards different types of notice board. They designed 3 notice boards with different content,  displaying them in turn for few days, and in between there would be some days with no notice board at all.

 

The results below show how many people still crossed the road, not choosing to use the walking bridge despite the signs:

 

No notice board 69.78%
"Please use walking bridge" 70.02%
"It only takes 9.4 seconds more to use the walking bridge" 60.97%
"You ugly if you cross the road" 41.12%

 

10 Days In Beijing Air PDF Print E-mail
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The vice Dean of China Law University, He Bing put this photo on his blog: after 10 days' use, he washed his new air purifier, this is the result.

Thousands of Chinese bloggers have passed this photo around, and wonder how their lungs take all this in just days?!

Business booming!! ... On 4th Dec, Taobao, a Chinese online shop sold 30 thousands fabric face musks,  3 times the number of sales of past 2 weeks; on 5th Dec it sold 80 thousand face masks, 30 thousand to Beijing buyers. The sale of air filters also  increased by a multiple of 5.

Mr. He Bing's family live at the outer circle of the Beijing CBD, "five ring" area,  marked with red line below.

Unfortunately: The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published their finding:

Beijing -- The most livable city in Mainland China

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 22:30
 

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