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One Way to Stop Bike Thefts? Posters With Staring Eyes

Adele Peters

When researchers put up a poster with giant staring eyes near a bike rack at a UK university, bike thefts dropped by two-thirds. Amazingly, the posters worked even better than actual cameras recording the area. (The only problem- thefts went up at nearby racks without the poster). It's a little creepy, but maybe something to try at your local bike rack?

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