When Humans Need a Nudge Toward Rationality

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    joepunk

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    Sometimes social engineering can be as easy a nudging people in the right direction by etching flies in urinals. Sorry, what? New York Times

     
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    I thought this was common knowledge by now....
     
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    benlee

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    That is why, albeit disgusting at first, I quite enjoy when someone leaves "marks" on the bottom of the toilet. Adds some fun to the daily activity.
     
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    So, that was a test?
     
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    NT1440

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    I was in a bathroom once that had little soccer nets and a small plastic soccerball in the urinals, needless to say I went as many times as I could that day.

    I felt like beckham:p
     
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    r.j.s

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    I've never come across anything that sophisticated, but I have seen the flies, and some of the new waterless urinals have a bee in them.
     
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    Counterfit

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    Meh, this one probably get the job done better.
    [​IMG]
     
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    So did you "bend it like Beckham"?

    If so, what did you bend exactly? :D

    Did it look like this?
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    themoonisdown09

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    I love when there's toilet paper in the toilet or a cigarette in the urinal.
     
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    NT1440

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    Thats it!

    And no, no fancy tricks, other than the rainbow kick and juggling of course....
     
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    Abstract

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    I'd fill that thing.
     
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    dmr727

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    You're not supposed to sit in it, Abstract. ;)
     
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    Abstract

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    If that thing is German, it may actually like it.
     
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    Jaffa Cake

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    The urinal flies are no new thing - I first saw some at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, it must be getting on towards ten years ago now.

    EDIT: Yeah, as the link says. I'll get my coat.
     
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    Abstract

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    I tried to pee on the urinal fly once. It definitely improved my aim......until it flew away!! :eek:

    The guy beside me was pretty angry....
     
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    You played some "Water Sports," eh?
     

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