Texting on a mobile phone makes you walk sillily, study finds

John Cleese’s Ministry of Silly Walks sketch on Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969).Texting on the hoof leads people to change the way they walk, new research has revealed.

While researchers have previously looked at the impact of phone use while on a level surface, they have now explored how pedestrians cope while using their phone and negotiating that common trip-hazard: a step.

Injuries from falling over or bumping into things while using a mobile phone are on the rise: in the US at least 1,500 pedestrians were reported to have visited hospital in 2010 alone as a result of such accidents….more: theguardian