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Vahvi 
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Posted 11/21/16

HideyoshiJP wrote:


Vahvi wrote:


HideyoshiJP wrote:


zangeif123 wrote:

They are for people who are visually impaired as a warning for an upcoming street or other kinds of street hazardous.

I don't see them much in the states (at least not where I live) but they're everywhere in Japan. But they're usually a bright yellow color.


They're also great at catching the wheels on your luggage, causing it to spin and nearly fall.


Ontop of which, the polymer ones are slick when wet



No. I've never almost embarrassingly slipped on one of these in front of a busy train station when it was raining. Psh.


oh me neither
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They warn blind people that the sidewalk is ending, and they also work nicely to prevent shopping carts and baby carriages from rolling out onto a street.
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They are actually the entrance to the sub-terranian world of Enten-Bagh. If you stand on particular stone in a particular pattern you will enter the world of such wonders as Picoch the Confusing Subway Map and the great and terrible FFFFFragghhhh, the vending machine of no chocolate and no refund.
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Posted 11/21/16
I see them all over southern California,especially around the LA area and yes they are for the visually impaired.
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Posted 11/22/16
If you push the bumps in the right pattern it reveals the entrance to a secret government lab where they study people tripping and falling on those things
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Posted 11/22/16
Oddly enough, I have never seen those in NY, but they're actually a pretty good idea when one thinks about it.
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