How to Ensure a Kid Will Push a Button: Label It "Don't Hit"

Quick: how do you make a button absolutely, positively irresitible to push (well, at least to a little kid)? Label it "Do not hit," of course!

Today was family day at Agusta Aerospace, located at 3050 Red Lion Road in Northeast Philadelphia. Employees and their families gathered for a day of fun in a helicopter hanger this morning.

Everything was relatively normal about the event until shortly before 11 a.m.. That's when authorities say an employee's child hit a button that said "don't hit button unless in an emergency". The button triggered the fire suppression system, filling the hanger with foam.


Previously on Neatorama: Foam Accident in a Hangar. Again.

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

Reminds me of an airshow in NJ in the early 1980s where visitors could climb into the cockpit of a USAF (I think) jet. Some kid pulled the ejection seat handle, which was regretably not deactivated. He got launched a couple of hundred feet into the air w/o being buckled into anything and bounced onto the tarmac. Not pretty... I'm betting there were forms to fill out on that one.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"How to Ensure a Kid Will Push a Button: Label It "Don't Hit""

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More