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Why Can’t We Go Straight? An Animated Question

Tuesday 02.01.2011 , Posted by
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If you’ve ever closed your eyes while walking or put on a blindfold and tried to drive (bad idea), you will quickly find that it is impossible to go in a straight line. In this beautifully drawn animation, eloquently narrated by NPR’s Robert Krulwich, we see a history of attempts at tracking the standard human path while ocularly incapacitated. He asks the question: “why can’t we go straight?”



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Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr



Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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  1. This is the final nail in the coffin for the “Straight is a choice” lobby.

  2. This was certainly new information for me as I never thought walking in a straight line would be such a problem.

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