The history of the treadmill reveals that it was basically a torture device

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The treadmill is a time stopping torture machine that was made to remind us all of how we’ll never be in as good a shape as we want to be and how we’ll never be even half way good at estimating how many minutes have passed. And it’s okay because treadmills were basically made to exploit and torture prisoners into providing labor and power mills.

Conor Heffernan and Yukai Du team up for Ted-Ed to tell the interesting history of treadmills.


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