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Funny Video: Uzbekistan Shoppers Try Escalator for First Time

| by Michael Allen

In a shopping center in Uzbekistan, a CCTV camera recorded Uzbek shoppers as they tried an escalator for the first time ever (video below).

In the first sequence, a mother approaches the escalator with her son and immediately tumbles backwards as the little fellow tries to help her.

In the second sequence, three young women step on to the escalator, but tumble into each other, trying to find their footing.

The third and final clip shows an older man stepping on comfortably and trying to grab the handrail for support, but he changes his mind and tries to walk backwards.

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He hasn't noticed that a second man has embarked on the escalator behind him. The two men struggle with the moving stairs, close to disaster, until they are finally rescued by the emergency stop.