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Pavlov's Frog writes: I once spent 20 minutes with my eyes closed to see what it was like being blind. I smashed my knee on the kitchen cupboard, and decided I'd be better off deaf as you can still watch television.

(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 12:00)
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I know that due to my chosen career I should have loads of these but I have so many I can't think of them right now!

The most recent that springs to mind is that I bought a pedometer (I said pedometer) to determine which was the most effective walk to work. I started by just walking to work as I normally did which gave an average score of about 2300 steps.

It was then I created the technique I call 'apexing' where you you attempt traverse your route in a straight line between obstacles and corners. This was however subject to traffic as I would find myself walking across roads the long way and would have to judge the best time to retreat to the pavement. On a good day i.e. not in tourist season and before 0830 hrs I could get this down to 2100 steps.

I then experimented with different routes until I stumbled across the one which involved the least crossing of roads and was just that little bit quicker. The average score for this route is currently at 2000 but I still have the record written on the whiteboard above my desk.

*glances up*


So what did I learn? That I'm lazy enough to spend £10 on a pedometer and measure my movements for three months just so that I can take 600 or so less steps to and from the office each day.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 13:01, 3 replies)
taking bigger steps...
(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 13:02, closed)
approve of this kind of thing.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 13:06, closed)
This is the best kind of laziness.
Like that Discworld character who exercises a lot because he is lazy and doesn't want to exert much energy lifting heavy things.
(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 13:08, closed)

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