Why Can’t We Go Straight? An Animated Question


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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  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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