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Why Are Cell Phones Banned On Flights?

As most people know, cell phones are a big no-no during landing and takeoff. What most people don’t know, however, is why. The FAA says cell phones to be “radio transmitting devices” that could possibly disrupt the avionics of the plane. Interesting that they don’t call pacemakers transmitting devices, though. In 2007, the ABC news show [...]

Unicycle-Riding Clown Finds Cell Phone Users Inattentive

Researchers at Western Washington University wanted to test how alert cell phone users were of their surroundings compared to the general population. So they dressed a student as a clown and had him ride his unicycle around campus: The observers asked walkers if they had noticed anything unusual, and for those who didn’t, they asked specifically [...]