Here’s Why Escalators Have Those Brushes on the Sides

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Escalators are everywhere, from malls to airports, but have you ever thought about how they work and the safety measures in place? These systems involve more than meets the eye, incorporating various safety features. There’s a lesser-known side of escalators and it involves those brushes on the sides; simple yet important details that keep things running smoothly.

The Unsung Heroes Behind Those Bristles

These bristles aren’t just any brushes. They’re like secret guardians on escalators. Their main job is to prevent your clothes or shoes from getting caught in the moving stairs. Imagine if they weren’t there; it’d be pretty risky, especially when you’re in a hurry.

Surprisingly, these ‘safety brushes’ do more than just physically protect you. They also play a mind trick on you. When the brushes touch your leg or clothing, your instincts kick in, and you naturally move them away. It’s like a built-in safety feature that helps prevent any accidents.

Tales of Stuck Hems

A TikTok account called “Untold Facts” explained why these bristles are crucial, noting that many escalator accidents happen because people stand too close to the side and their clothes or bags get stuck. The brushes are like silent protectors, ensuring you stay safe during your escalator ride.

Commentary from viewers poured in, sharing their own stories. One person revealed that she got her floor-length dress caught in an escalator, which left stubborn oil/grease stains. Another shared a recent incident, saying her husband helped a lady whose skirt got stuck on the escalator. Despite numerous safety features, these incidents still happen from time to time.

The Ordeal of Mehmet Ali Erik

Over the years, escalators have been the center of some truly frightening incidents. In 2018, a man named Mehmet Ali Erik experienced a horrifying ordeal at the Ayazaga metro station in Istanbul, Turkey. The escalator, initially stationary, suddenly started moving when Mehmet stepped onto it.

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Instead of functioning as intended, the escalator collapsed, causing chaos and sending people tumbling down. Reports state that Mehmet was trapped under the metal stairs for an hour before being rescued, miraculously sustaining only minor injuries. Stories like these can certainly make one opt for the stairs instead!

Tyson Fury Turned Down Millions Rejecting Two More Seasons of New Netflix Show

Netflix’s At Home With the Furys has garnered millions of viewers and widespread fan appreciation within a week of release. The series made its debut on the streaming platform recently and revolves around the life of professional fighter Tyson Fury as he contemplates retirement once again. It provides a unique perspective into the lives of the Fury family, featuring Tyson’s wife, Paris, his brother, Tommy, and Tommy’s partner, Molly-Mae Hague.

Tyson Fury Disliked Making a Reality Show

Tyson Fury Didn't Like Filming His Own Reality So No Second Season
Tyson Fury Disliked Making a Reality Show

Interestingly, the show almost didn’t come to fruition, as Tyson Fury contemplated canceling it during filming, believing it to be a mistake. During an interview, The Gypsy King disclosed that he even sought legal advice to determine if he could terminate the Netflix contract he had signed. Paris, Tyson’s wife, also shared a story, explaining that they went halfway through filming when the fighter wanted to cancel the whole show.

Tyson elaborated on his initial hesitation, saying that he wanted out. A couple of weeks in, he said, he was really looking for a way out of it. Apparently, he didn’t know what he’d signed up for and had made a mistake. It’s unsurprising that future seasons of At Home With the Furys are not currently in the pipeline.

No Hope for a Return

No Hope for a Return

Reportedly, Tyson has declined a substantial offer for a second and third season of the Netflix show. Originally planned as a 10-episode series, it was later reduced to nine episodes. It seems that after retiring, Tyson saw the Netflix show as a lucrative opportunity instead of the money he would have earned from a fight.

Apparently, the filming process was too stressful for Tyson Fury and didn’t go well, coupled with his return to active boxing after coming out of retirement. So, Fury decided to put a hold on a second season for the foreseeable future.