Do Or Die Facts: Escalator To Hell

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•    The Washington, DC  metro system, where this incident took place, is known for its long escalators.  The one at the Wheaton station is 230 feet long, and is the longest in the western hemisphere.

•    The System overall runs a total of 106 miles, and contains 588 escalators.

•    One study showed that people who had just ridden up an escalator were twice as likely to make a donation to charity as people who had just ridden down one.

•    In the United States, people ride escalators 105 billion times every year.

•    Researchers at Britain’s Imperial College School of Medicine have investigated “the broken escalator phenomenon” – where you tend to step too quickly onto an escalator that isn’t really moving.  

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