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Old Couple Tries (and Fails) to Walk Down an Up Escalator

Madison Malone Kircher

If you’re going to walk down the up escalator, you have to walk faster than the stairs are moving. Otherwise, you won’t go anywhere. (Trust me on this, I took approximately three physics classes in college before dropping the course in favor of a semester of learning underwater basket weaving.) If you walk at the same pace as the escalator, you’ll find yourself trapped on a never-ending IRL StairMaster. And possibly the subject of a viral video, like this anonymous couple making the internet rounds today.

Alternatively, maybe the pair was just looking to meet their step counts for the day and tone their calves.

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