Saturday, August 19, 2017

UrFU site of large-scale chain message experiment

Ural Federal University hosted on Tuesday a large-scale word-of-mouth chain message experiment to determine if a message could be passed from person to person without being distorted.

The experiment began at 2 p.m. at the university's entrance on Lenin Avenue. The line of student and staff participants stretched to the monument of Alexander Popov.

Organizers not only monitored whether or not a message could be delivered from person to person without being altered, but they also measured how long such a message would take to be delivered without the aid of radio communications.

"This cheerful, bright and very scientific way, we decided to celebrate the professional holiday this year," UrFU official Irina Kolobylina said. "We hope that this will be another good urban tradition."