In the fountain of artists, 100 thousand coins were tested, and 1 days were stolen.

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 In the fountain of artists, 100 thousand coins were tested, and 1 days were stolen.


The total value of the coin is about 9000 yuan (Figure: BBC).

Recently, British artist Anna put 100,000 coins in a public fountain in Cambridge, weighing 356 kilograms, worth about 1,000 pounds (about 9,000 yuan), in an attempt to explore human nature. However, in just one day, almost all the coins were taken away.

Artists put coins in the scene. (photo: BBC)

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Anna said the experiment was mainly to know whether people would start wishing for the fountain because of the coins when they appeared in the fountain, or would silently take the coins away.

In addition, she set up a sign beside the fountain, which shows that there are monitoring around.

Coins were taken away in less than 1 days. (photo: BBC)

The experiment, which began Sept. 8, was scheduled to end in 48 hours, and Anna would collect the remaining coins and donate them to charity. Unexpectedly, the next morning Anna came to check and found that almost all the coins in the fountain had been taken away, leaving only 1.66 pounds (about 15 yuan). Anna was shocked by the result, and she confessed, I never thought these coins would disappear so quickly. Art director Daniel also said that people who took coins would not be treated as theft alarms because it was a conceptual art in which people could interact with art, and that the experiment opened up the issue of human nature and bystander effects. Source: overseas web editor: Yang Yi _NBJ10647

The experiment, which began Sept. 8, was scheduled to end in 48 hours, and Anna would collect the remaining coins and donate them to charity. Unexpectedly, the next morning Anna came to check and found that almost all the coins in the fountain had been taken away, leaving only 1.66 pounds (about 15 yuan).

Anna was shocked by the result, and she confessed, I never thought these coins would disappear so quickly. Art director Daniel also said that people who took coins would not be treated as theft alarms because it was a conceptual art in which people could interact with art, and that the experiment opened up the issue of human nature and bystander effects.