Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight?

Here's delightful little video from NPR.

I particularly like the quality of this piece. The audio and video are excellent - one of the hallmarks of NPR, as it moves so much of its programming to the web.

I listen to a number of NPR podcasts regularly and their production quality is the gold standard for everyone else.

A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight? from NPR on Vimeo.

Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you're walking straight, but as NPR's Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles.

(Via DaringFireball.)

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