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Trashketball Can

2009-11-23 16:01 - 0 Comments

How many times have we walked past a ton of trash sitting just feet from the nearest trash can? How hard would it have been to "pitch in"? Sadly, pitching in seems a chore. And yet, simply crumpling up a piece of paper seems to convert us: suddenly we're the Shaq Attack, and making baskets is our thing. This little psychological quirk is so strangely affecting that people around their world populate their iPhones with a virtual version of trashketball! With the trashketball can, we can turn a real life task into a really fun sport. We can "pitch in," but that doesn't mean we can't make a game of it. These cans could be further enhanced by placing sensors around the rim and a digital point display showing the number of "points" earned that day. This would give positive reinforcement and motivation to be part of something larger than yourself. Now pitching in can go viral for real! Submitted by Josh Smith.

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