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

The treadmill is a time stopping torture machine that was made to remind us all of how weโ€™ll never be in as good a shape as we want to be and how weโ€™ll never be even half way good at estimating how many minutes have passed. And itโ€™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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