Texting while walking is bad for your head
A cathedral in the UK has had to move a massive sculpture because visitors keep bumping into it while walking and texting. The Salisbury Cathedral, located about 145km outside of London, said in a tweet under the Twitter handle @SalisburyCath: “Don’t worry, you can still see ‘The Kiss’ at the Cathedral. We’ve moved the sculpture onto the lawn #Relationships.” The Kiss is a 6m-high sculpture of clasping hands by artist Sophie Ryder. Ryder posted a video on Facebook of a crane moving the statue this week, with the comment: “We had to move ‘The Kiss’ because people were walking through texting and said they bumped their heads! Oh well!!”
Several social-media users poked fun at the statue’s relocation to the cathedral lawn. Visitors were originally meant to follow a path through the clasped hands.
@GrumpyGitRant tweeted: “It’s safe now to visit #salisbury cathedral. The kiss statue, better known as the #claspedhands, is no longer a danger.”
Karin Muir wrote on Ryder’s Facebook page: “I think it is crazy it was moved. Maybe if more people bumped their heads while walking and texting, they’d stop doing it.”