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November 24, 2009

Take this pill. It works. really!

devadutta @ 11:40 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1259106021 ) Play

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CityDope-GritCrosswalkSpecifically the ones you see in big cities like NY.

thermostat Specifically the ones like this you see in your office.

@udupendra, thanks saar. Glad you liked it!

Cracked by: sidsen , udupendra , Rogi , Ps , varuns88 , akhi , Logik , madhur , Raghuvansh , Dibyo and shrik

Answer: These are all ‘Placebo Buttons’ which give users a fake sense of control. They don’t work.

Many of you said that the crosswalk buttons are not Placebos. Yes, but only in small cities. I have seen them in Manhattan, NY and they are there just for the heck of it. They don’t work. Ask any New Yorker :) Actually, in Manhattan, localities immediately know that you are a tourist if you press that button!


12 Responses to “Take this pill. It works. really!”

  1. sidsen
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    placebo buttons – i have 1 and 3 in my office. really miss having a functional 1, to be able to quickly close the lift doors before someone you want to ignore enters… the simple joys


  2. udupendra
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    Placebo buttons. Super question, saar!


  3. Rogi
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    Placebo button


  4. Ps

    Placebo Buttons


  5. varuns88
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    Placebo Button


  6. akhi
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    Placebos


  7. Logik
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    Placebo Buttons.


  8. madhur
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    Placebo


  9. Raghuvansh
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    Placebo buttons.

    And at least in Clemson, SC, I can vouch for the reverse – though the buttons seem to only possess aesthetic value – the damn things never seem to stop traffic – the “walk” sign doesn’t actually turn on unless the button is pressed. Even if it takes a full five minutes :P


  10. Dibyo
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    placebo button.

    lol, funny question.


  11. shrik
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    Placebo buttons.

    Although frankly I’ve seen instances of all of the above that are properly functional..


  12. Placebo button


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