Moscow Installing Park Benches That Display Sitters' Weights

Government officials in Moscow are installing park benches that are high tech scales, among other things, in an attempt to emphasize fitness in the population. These park benches are equipped with large screens that display the weight of any person who decides to take a rest. The benches will first be placed in the most popular city parks.

This high-tech, shame-based seating will also feature smart phone and tablet charging stations. Each unit will cost 50,000 rubles ($1,300 USD). The expense will be paid by advertisers, mostly gymnasiums hoping to capitalize on the reach of the project. Read more about these weigh station benches here.

Image: Moscow Times


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