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American living in the UK confused as to why bus stops face the 'wrong' way
some supermarkets have clock towers and even more confused by why trees are “locked” in tiny cages.But this time, the American who posts under the TikTok username @swfinds has become totally taken aback by bus stops.They realised that some UK bus stops face the wrong way, with the seats placed looking onto the path rather than the road.Unfortunately for the American, they admitted they missed three buses in one day as they were not sitting facing the bus lane.In a TikTok clip that has racked up thousands of views, they questioned: “How do people in the UK know when their bus comes if all the bus stops in the UK face the wrong direction?”The American filmed a London bus stop that had a glass panel and shelter covering the red bus stop bench.So when sitting down, the soon to be passengers would not directly be able to see the bus coming.Instead of proper answers, some Brits decided to joke about the reasoning behind the ‘wrongly’ placed stop.One person chuckled: “When we are born here they put microchips into our brains so we can detect buses and when our tea is getting cold.”Another user jested: “Bus drivers are intimated by direct eye contact so you have to face the wrong way and listen for it coming.”Whilst a third mocked: “The buses never come.”Luckily for the American, they were able to get the right information from other users.One user shared: “Sheltered from cars splashing us with puddles. Make sense.”This person noted: “It rains a lot so it’s in case there is a puddle so a car doesn’t splash water on you.”As this user pointed out: “There’s a time table.”And, someone else slammed: “We have ears, eyes and a handy thing called a neck.” Get all the biggest Lifestyle news straight to your inbox. Sign up for the free
Three-quarters of Gen Z have taken up new hobby after seeing content on social media
Gen Z are turning to the likes of TikTok and Instagram to learn new hobbies, such as creating portraits of pets, roller-skating – and bubble nails, a fingernail art technique.A poll of 1,500 18-25-year-olds found nearly three-quarters (72%) have been inspired to take up a new interest as a direct result of watching clips on popular social media channels.Of those with a new hobby, over half (53%) spend at least four hours a week watching them on their smartphones – equating to a total of 208 hours per year.Videos of past times and content such as ASMR, tie-dying and ghost-hunting have a loyal following among young adults, as do “how-to” clips featuring meditation, photography, and extreme make-up.It also emerged four in ten have gone behind the camera themselves to share their hobbies on social media.The study was commissioned to mark the launch of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, whose spokeswoman, Annika Bizon, said: “After two years of various lockdowns where our creativity could have been stifled, it’s no surprise we’ve seen an increase in awesome and unconventional hobbies coming from this generation.“This audience craves expression, turning to social media outlets like never before, to watch, create, and share their content.”Of those who post their own content relating to their hobby on social media, 86% said it has been well received – so much so, they’ve seen their number of followers increase by 21%.Key motivators for sharing include showing off their new skills (26%), personal enjoyment (25%), and connecting with others (24%) – while 23% do it to learn new things.A fifth said it took them three months to perfect their hobby content, to ensure followers would like it.And on average, content creators spend an average of