Today, we read an interesting article in Science News indicating that travelers prefer to take southern routes over northern ones. It appears that many of the subjects in the experiment seemed to think that the northern route between two places was a longer distance than a southern route connecting the two places, even though both routes were the same length. One notion advanced to explain this difference is that people may equate routes going north as being “uphill” and avoid them. You can read the Science News article here.
Going up doesn’t seem to dissuade visitors to the Eiffel Tower from the ascent, but maybe the elevators, the beautiful view and the ambiance of the Tour Eiffel overcome gravity.
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