Rate of Walking into Telephone Poles Triples in Six Years (Smithsonian)

Smart phoneIn 2004, 559 people had to seek medical attention after walking into telephone poles. That number jumped to 1,500 in 2010 — and that doesn’t include those who didn’t go to the doctor and those who lied about the accident cause. The explanation won’t shock anyone: The jump in collisions correlates to the rise of smart phones, reports Smithsonian. Here is a blog that is documenting this cultural trend.



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