8 Gadgets That Lie to You Every Day

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8 Gadgets That Lie to You Every Day

Jul!a Jul!a
"Back in the old days, we didn't have all these gadgets to tell us how full something was or how hot the day was, we just looked at the thing or noticed how much we were sweating. Now that we have all the fancy gauges and buttons modern life provides to us, we may have gotten a little bit overdependent on them.

As it turns out, many of these gadgets are scarily inaccurate or even deliberately configured to lie to and appease us."

I actually knew the one about the elevator buttons and the crosswalk buttons, but this list had a few other interesting things on it as well. Anything else that isn't on this list that should be?
11/29/2011
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
"Back in the old days, we didn't have all these gadgets to tell us how full something was or how hot the day was, we just looked at the thing or noticed how much we were sweating. Now that we have all the fancy gauges and buttons modern life ...
always a good way to kill some time at work, your cracked.com articles.

tanks for this! i learned a little something today.
11/29/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Who thinks a crosswalk button hurries up the speed of the lights?!? I've never once thought that.
11/29/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
'Apparently cars less than $20,000 have more accurate speedometers than luxury cars.'

They do? Because mine's broken. How's that for accurate? And the fuel guage, too. Fecker's been lying to us for years!
11/30/2011
Drakoni Drakoni
I suspected about the speedometer. Whenever I pass one of those speed signs, the speed never exactly matches what my speedometer says.
11/30/2011
Beck Beck
I actually knew about the speedometer and the fuel gauges, my daddy worked on cars his whole life. I learned a few things.
11/30/2011
JackRaiden JackRaiden
I've always wondered how fuel gauges work, and always forget to look it up (thanks Internets). Some people wonder why filling up with "same amount" seems to last noticeably longer/shorter (too many variables...). Entertaining and informative read. Only eight, and I can't think of any more.
11/30/2011
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