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VOTW: Texting Girl Trips Right into Mall Fountain

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In the wrong hands, technology can do more harm than good.

Remember the girl who walked into a manhole because she was too busy texting to look where she was going? The Staten Island teen fell between four and five feet into a sewer while Department of Environmental Protection workers had their backs turned (they were actually grabbing cones to mark the open manhole). Well, here’s another instance of textually impaired walking. There was no sewer involved this time, though there was a fountain, some mall security cameras (TWO angles!), and more than likely a bruised ego and a wet phone. The girl is fine. According to the people shooting the video (mall employees), housekeeping asked her if she was okay and she responded, "I'm just a little wet."

Girl falls into fountain while texting at the Berkshire Mall

(via Gawker)

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    mtyermom , January 19, 2011 7:27 AM
    I wish I could have been there, for her to hear my laughter.
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    wudu , January 19, 2011 7:45 AM
    cykroFake.She lifts up her leg just before she hits the fountain.If she was unaware of the obstacle both her legs would be on ground level.


    There is something called peripheral vision, you actually can see an obstacle even if not looking at it, and basic motoring reaction of your body is to, in this case, climb it, hence the risen foot.
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    thirdshop , January 19, 2011 11:11 AM
    zodiacfmlagree with the guy it being fake, was referring to the 2nd angle wherein a leg was raised was above the fountain's wall.

    So, you never noticed anything at the last minute, tried to take an action but it was too late? Wow, it must be nice to focused peripheral vision and super fast reflexes, you must be an NHL goalie.
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    tmk221 , January 19, 2011 7:25 AM
    sad...
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    mtyermom , January 19, 2011 7:27 AM
    I wish I could have been there, for her to hear my laughter.
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    mrpijey , January 19, 2011 7:30 AM
    Isn't the common consensus that women multitask better than men? Apparently they don't.... :) .

    I wonder if she explained to her friend she was texting why she stopped texting all of a sudden... :) .
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    xantek24 , January 19, 2011 7:38 AM
    ehhh...people today....NOW i agree with the texting while driving law....
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    cykro , January 19, 2011 7:38 AM
    Fake.
    She lifts up her leg just before she hits the fountain.
    If she was unaware of the obstacle both her legs would be on ground level.
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    wudu , January 19, 2011 7:45 AM
    cykroFake.She lifts up her leg just before she hits the fountain.If she was unaware of the obstacle both her legs would be on ground level.


    There is something called peripheral vision, you actually can see an obstacle even if not looking at it, and basic motoring reaction of your body is to, in this case, climb it, hence the risen foot.
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    icepick314 , January 19, 2011 9:09 AM
    mtyermomI wish I could have been there, for her to hear my laughter.


    damm I wish I was there....

    to point and laugh at her too!!
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    rantoc , January 19, 2011 9:09 AM
    Im happy she weren't in a car texting instead, killing someone else because she had to send that "important" text who couldn't have waited a min or two!
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    JOSHSKORN , January 19, 2011 9:13 AM
    Get a wheelchair. Problem solved. XD

    Hey I'm in one. I can't text while pushing.
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    zodiacfml , January 19, 2011 9:45 AM
    agree with the guy it being fake, was referring to the 2nd angle wherein a leg was raised was above the fountain's wall.
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    ryan156 , January 19, 2011 10:40 AM
    I should patent a proximity sensor for phones....
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    thirdshop , January 19, 2011 11:11 AM
    zodiacfmlagree with the guy it being fake, was referring to the 2nd angle wherein a leg was raised was above the fountain's wall.

    So, you never noticed anything at the last minute, tried to take an action but it was too late? Wow, it must be nice to focused peripheral vision and super fast reflexes, you must be an NHL goalie.
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    thirdshop , January 19, 2011 11:11 AM
    to have
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    rhino13 , January 19, 2011 11:19 AM
    She should sue. There weren't warning cones arround the fountain!
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    house70 , January 19, 2011 11:25 AM
    Haha, epic fail.
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    JohnnyLucky , January 19, 2011 11:43 AM
    I've had several people who were texting bump into me.
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    Anonymous , January 19, 2011 11:51 AM
    actually, her shin just below the knee hit the edge of the fountain first, causing her leg to look like it was being lifted up as it was pressed upward. Yeah, total obliviousness.
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    tsnorquist , January 19, 2011 12:23 PM
    Reminds me of the girl who fell down the open manhole cover in New York City. Yes there were cones and warning signs up, but she nonetheless managed to fall straight down into the sewer while looking at her phone texting.
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    scott_madison1 , January 19, 2011 12:28 PM
    i love people with their oblivious accidents. especially when there are cameras on them! epic!!
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    Camikazi , January 19, 2011 12:36 PM
    tsnorquistReminds me of the girl who fell down the open manhole cover in New York City. Yes there were cones and warning signs up, but she nonetheless managed to fall straight down into the sewer while looking at her phone texting.

    Man it takes some serious concentration to completely ignore peripheral vision cues and do these things :/ 
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