Moscow Subway Ticket Machine Accepts 30 Squats as payment

Moscow Subway Ticket Machine Accepts 30 Squats as payment.

The Moscow subway system normally charges 30 rubles ($.96 CAD) for a single-ride ticket.

The squat-operated ticket machine is installed at a metro station in western Moscow that is near a huge convention centre. It is part of a campaign by Russia’s Olympic Committee that picks projects proposed by the public to “add elements of sport into daily life.” The campaign aims to make Russians healthier so that they do not simply curl up on a couch to watch the events in the Winter Olympics that Russia hosts in Sochi next February.

Other projects include turning the hanging handles on buses into exercise bands and installing exercise bikes that produce electricity to charge cellphones.

I wish more initiatives like this would come to North America. The USA could really use this, maybe make this mandatory for fast food restaurants. Maybe the health care savings would balance with the loss of subway fairs.