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Old 02-28-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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Very interesting DYK factoids about escalators...which I did not know. I like them, but I hate it when kids run up the down, and down the up. It feels pretty dangerous at that point..
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I've known some people who have died from having an accident on an escalator. My 90 yr old MIL was one. She got dizzy fell and rolled down to the floor.
Truthfully, I'm surprised they don't have age rules (too young or old) posted on escalators.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Good morning Aks, I didn't know, but when I was a kid I thought it was like riding some kind of a carnival ride. Great tidbit
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I'd rather ride on an escalator than in an elevator, it's just more fun to me!...lol. Anyway, I didn't know it Aks.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Got my shoe string stuck in one once. Nothing tragic happened - but I still get really queasy on them.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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The escalator was invented in1859 by Nathan Ames patent #25,076
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Escalator History - Invention of the Escalator

Escalator accidents


Avoid those accidents by keeping your eyes on the steps.




Escalators make our daily lives so much easier. It's the "other" ups & downs in life that mess up my day.
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Raw Video: Escalator Accident in Japan - YouTube
Poor guy! It's true, escalators can be dangerous especially when you're distracted with the ups and downs in life that day!
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SC Foothills
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I've known some people who have died from having an accident on an escalator. My 90 yr old MIL was one. She got dizzy fell and rolled down to the floor.
Oooh that's awful, sorry to hear that Nitram. I've always been a little leary of escalators, more so than elevators because I've seen or heard of so many horrible things happening on them. I suppose they are very efficient and a good invention but they sure are dangerous.
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