Two cameras mounted above an intersection record the goings on inside cars while people wait for the light to change. The new study on "Intermittant regularly scheduled traffic flow disruption behaviors" shows people take advantage of those few minutes to eat, drink, smoke, talk on cell phones and slap kids, but most of all pick their noses.
Hardly University's Dr. Ima Dorc and professor of sociology P. King Thom watched 1000's of hours of video. They learned what some of us already knew, nose picking is the number one most common way to wait for that green light. It can be done alone or with others, requires no technology or special equipment and can be discontinued in a hurry.
Dr. Dorc and Professor Thom are now working on tissue dispensers that can be attached to the steering wheel. "We'll be rich for sure now," says P. King Thom.