Why Did The Policeman Cross the Road?

By Stevyn Colgan

Not so much police intelligence as intelligent policing

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Subtle Nudges

Seen at Bankside near the Tate Modern gallery today - bins that encourage kids to feed them.

And, found online, a not-so subtle way to encourage both boys and girls not to steal school pencils ...

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Andrew Candler
 Andrew Candler says:

I remember from nearly 40 years ago similar bins, at Butlins Bognor Regis I believe, that were shaped like Humpty Dumpty and had a speaker that said "I'm a Humpty Dumpty rubbish bin, pick up your rubbish and pop it in." When you did throw something in the mouth it said "Thank you". I hunted for rubbish to throw it away so it must have worked.

(It's amazing what you remember from your childhood!)

posted 20th May 2015

Stevyn Colgan
 Stevyn Colgan says:

Andrew - I love stuff like that! Somewhere in the early entries of this shed/blog there's a bin that simulates the noise of something being dropped down a deep mineshaft. That got kids looking for rubbish to drop in too.

posted 21st May 2015

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