Fast Moving Escalator Malfunction = Mass FAIL

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 5 years ago

An escalator in Washington DC jumps into HIGH GEAR.... pile up at bottom! Brakes were the cause of the situation.
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Male 3,076
@shaffshots12 he was standing there thinking "Damn you all!, that was my idea, I even came prepared |-("
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Male 474
I remember when this happened at Coor`s Field a few years back, wasn`t pretty
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Male 8
I loved the guy standing there in the high visibility jacket and hard hat that was just like, " Uhhh, am I supposed to be doing something about this."
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Female 162
lol
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Male 443
Yup. Stairs are empty and escalator is full. When stairs are empty i take the stairs 100% of the time. It`s faster then the fatties that just sit and ride the escalator down.

But when there are old people trying to take the stairs down then you might as well take the free ride down rather then the stress from wanting to kick the back of their head so they`ll move down the stairs faster. but i`m just nitpicking
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Male 1,239
Couldn`t help but notice that despite the obvious speed and the commotion at the bottom people continued to pile onto the escalator. Retarded little lazy sheeple.
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Male 443
Yup. Stairs are empty and escalator is full. When stairs are empty i take the stairs 100% of the time. It`s faster then the fatties that just sit and ride the escalator down.

But when there are old people trying to take the stairs down then you might as well take the free ride down rather then the stress from wanting to kick the back of their head so they`ll move down the stairs faster. but i`m just nitpicking
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Male 5,190
Need more like that!
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Male 575
Goddamn you bot!
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Male 36,543
I`m glad to see peole comming to help out! As opposed to 21 jerks standing there filming the scene with their cell phones...
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Male 440
They ran to clear a space for the people behind to fall into. Normal reaction.
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Male 1,526
YES, we need faster escalators. people, adapt!
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Male 304
america is too fat...


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Male 321
lof.. awesome..
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Male 588
Thats not the escalator jumping into high-gear, thats the weight of all the people that took the second instead of the first who broke the gear and gravity happened...
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Female 3,696
I`m very much enjoying the number of people that run back to help people up and out. =]
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Male 2,220
Yeah!

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Male 1,010
Lemmings!!
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Male 400
I hear this voice in my head droning "Time to fling the humans"
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Male 2,553
>Gerry
Hell yes!
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Male 515
and that`s why I take the stairs.
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Male 2,700
Why...oh WHY did I imagine the Kool Aid man jumpin through the wall of people with a OH YEAH!!!!

Seriously, thats exactly what went through my head as the mass grew.
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Male 5,194
>>Raise your hand if you would get up, go back upstairs and do it again?

W0OT! ONE MORE TIME!
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Male 155
I`d get on it
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Male 1,452
IT ACCELERATED TO AN UNSTOPPABLE SPEED OF 2 MPH!!, SOMEONE CALL DENZEL WASHINGTON
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Male 3,915
god that looks hella fun and how the hell did FromPortugal exceed the image size limit by that much!!!

HELL!!
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Female 1,148
AHAHA. That would have been so fun.
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Male 3
I would ride it just to land on everybody. Anyone up for a game of dominoes?
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Male 10
???
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Male 10
wat is tis
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Male 10
i don git it.
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Male 304
Gerry1of1 lol thats you being evil...


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Male 11,740
Why would idiots keep getting on it when they can see the people in front of them getting taken away too quickly? Morons. At least it`s funny to watch the idiots.
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Male 37,910

Raise your hand if you would get up, go back upstairs and do it again?

Wheeeeeeeeeeee
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Male 304
All escalators are equipped with emergency stop handles - or buttons - to halt the elevator immediately in any dangerous situation (e.g. if someone falls, traps a piece of clothing etc.). The elevator will halt after usage of the emergency stop handle with a sudden jolt (beware of falls!), which is why the hand rest on escalators should generally be held.

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Male 304
why didnt anyone press the emergency stop button?

for emergency reasons USE STOP EMERGENCY BIG LARGE RED BUTTON OR LEVER.
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Male 200
hahahahah i love the black worker dude who just stands there the whole time until being like "ah f*** it." priceless
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Male 3,431
Herd Behavior. Uh huh.
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Male 798
People: "OH JESUS CHRIST, HURRY LET`S HELP THESE PEOPLE OUT"

Construction/City worker: "I don`t even give a drat."
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Male 226
escalators are my pet peeves.
They are made so you don`t have to go up/down stairs. when it is actually faster, bar this case, to go down stairs.

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Male 229
bahahaha next time use the stairs... Lazy...
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Male 1,931
Why are people RUNNING from it? I realize it must have been a scary experience, and you want to clear the floor, but they seem to be running as if they are scared the escalator will come at them.
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Male 1,931
I laughed at this, does that make me a bad person?
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Male 153
you might think they`d stop going on ;)
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Female 2,120
Weeeeeee!
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Female 1,435
lol just spotted the old guy on the left with the white shirt and black hat get his camera out. HE DID IT!!
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Female 1,435
did someone get skinned?
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Female 301
it`s like a mosh pit!
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Female 26
There was an episode of this show on Bio called "I Survived" just about something like that, where people got their limbs ripped off and crushed.
escalators, they deadly.
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Male 1,540
That...

Was...

AWESOME!
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Female 4,039
Escalators have brakes? I thought they just had on/off switches.
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Male 15,510
That will leave a mark
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Male 1,193
new phobia
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Male 2,290
ralmfao anyone see that fat bitch in the purple at 40 on the left slowly get up and `run` away. Look at that weak ass run.
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Female 2,027
omg just pisssed myself laughing at this
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Male 8,302
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Male 8,302
> PfulHouse
> What happens when the basement fills up with escalator stairs?

Silly PfulHouse, that`s why they always build them in pairs... there`s another one next to it that grabs some stairs from the basement, nails them to itself and takes them up to the top again! So the basement never fills up! Clever!
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Male 14
LOL at the guy that climbs out of the pile and runs into somebody
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Male 3,061
i thought it was gonna be lame. didn`t disappoint.

Q: if people saw it going out of control at the top, why in the hell did they still get on?
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Male 1,287
it would have benefited from the Tetris music loop
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Female 2,525
I like how when people got off they kept running like it was going to chase them.
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Male 2,796
Whoa, you sure you little boys and girls can handle all that drama? I guess if there isn`t a car behind them then it`s not too violent for ya.
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Male 1,083
2012
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Female 513
I like how the guy in the yellow vest and hard hat was like "Well, I ain;t helping", threw his hand in the air and walked away a few feet lol
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Male 25,416
wow, that looks like fun
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Female 403
HAHAHA, Wow thats horriffic and yet VERY funny. I would have freaked out and then LMAO once I was free.
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Male 371
What happens when the basement fills up with escalator stairs?
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Male 37
global warming.
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Male 47
everything in Washington DC is broken
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Male 5,314
i couldn`t help but laugh
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Male 496
on Bill O`reiley tonight!

"Brakes make escalator go faster

You can`t explain that!"
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Male 10,339
STOP GETTING ON IT FOOLS!

I love how people were running away like it was coming to get them after they got off.
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Male 37,910
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