Padded lampposts

According to a recent report, human beings are becoming so incrediblystupid that they require cushioned lamppost bases so that when they runinto them they don't mess up their idiotic faces. Apparently, a studyin the UK found that one in ten people actually managed to hurtthemselves by walking into a post while peering down at their mobilephone screen. The mishaps -- called "walking and texting" injuries --have spurred the charity Living Streets to launch the padded-post-pilotscheme in Brick Lane, London.

Source: engadget.comAdded: 14 March 2008