Tex­ting while walk­ing is bad for your head

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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.”

– Reuters

The Kiss

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