Crosswalk Buttons Don’t Do Anything

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Our lives are filled with lying buttons! We’re talking those pesky crosswalk buttons, close door elevator buttons and more! Why are they around, and why do we always hit them expecting magic? Anthony explores this hidden world of lies and deceit!

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24 comments

Hotrod Hog November 8, 2018 - 3:12 AM

The mute button on my remote does NOT work on my wife!

Nasty Kitty Cat November 24, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Somebody once told me the world-

thaintriguing1 December 8, 2018 - 9:38 PM

They’re timed with the parallel traffic flow

Darth Joker February 22, 2019 - 7:21 AM

Cross walk button's work in California. Mybe because New Yorkers break there's?

KingFate20 February 27, 2019 - 6:37 PM

I've actually watched an intersection before while waving a sign for a local campaign and the crossing signal will not light up when the light changes unless the button is pressed. So… even if they don't effect when the light changes they at the very least do that.

Subash Tamang March 4, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Maybe you haven't gone for walking lately

Josef Roque March 10, 2019 - 3:22 PM

the close door actually work in the Philippines

Julio Placido April 2, 2019 - 2:21 AM

What does "functioning" mean?
The purpose of the crosswalk push button is so that the walk sign comes on at the right cycle. If the button isn't pressed, the signal will stay at stop.
They're not meant to make you cross the road faster. They're meant to make you cross the road safer.

Lil, Charmander June 11, 2019 - 6:01 AM

0:15 that's coffee bro ☕
not soda 🥤

Ahmad Sarr August 29, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Yeah there is a bunch in Dubai 😂😂

Peyton Abroad January 13, 2020 - 3:46 AM

Crosswalk button works in Maryland. It doesn't change the traffic light but you won't get the signal that it's ok to cross

Train & Elevatorfan8150 February 2, 2020 - 5:06 AM

I'm an Elevator Enthusiast!!

Rodrigo Bogado August 9, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Well, let's click the downvote button to see if it works… clown.

Jerry August 12, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Who misses dnews

Andrew Siegel October 4, 2020 - 9:19 AM

So you're telling me the crosswalk light just happens to come on the instant I pressed the button? They never come on unless you press the button. Whoever did the research for this video doesn't know what they're talking about.

Mariano Alippi October 10, 2020 - 9:49 PM

I'm pure Italian North, Center and South, i can shine, most Italians can shine without using soda, no drugs at all needed, shine not for the luxury, just to be alive, to live happy the only life one have, it is just for love to life, not mixing with politics, the people the normal people just being alive

Mariano Alippi October 10, 2020 - 10:05 PM
Mariano Alippi October 10, 2020 - 10:33 PM

No Soda no Drugs needed, working in part in phisical jobs can after a while make you feel alive, and that is to organically shine, in universities there have to be an important part in sports and every intelectual, needs just for some time to work in the construction, no soda needed, no drugs needed That is the biggest scam is how the corrupt powers subjugate the human being, assuming that you can only feel alive with soda or the use of drugs, one of the subjects for all university students, is to work for a while in the construction or farms

Mariano Alippi October 10, 2020 - 11:41 PM
Mariano Alippi October 11, 2020 - 11:35 PM
kylesmassproductions November 22, 2020 - 10:21 AM

They don’t work there just toys to play with while you’re waiting for the actual Signal and pushing the button feel so satisfying especially the older ones

Guycar101 August 16, 2021 - 1:47 AM

Where I live the crosswalk button turns on the traffic signal if the traffic lights are flashing yellow for traffic.

Jess C August 22, 2021 - 1:57 PM

The dislike button works fine

Rusty Shackleford November 3, 2021 - 9:53 PM

The Dislike button does nothing! NOTHING!