German Traffic Lights Let You Play Pong

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Pong, easily one of the most famous video games of all time. If you're a child of the 70 or 80s, it's probably consumed a good few months of your life.
By modern standards, the early arcade video game is basic. Two paddles, one ball and a line in the middle – that's basically it. But because it's so simple, the game of Pong is perfect for a traffic light.

What? The ever creative Germans found a way to keep pedestrians busy while they wait for the light to turn green. Using a touchscreen, they just play the while a red screen tells them how long it will take for the light to change.

When the lights change to red, people on either side of the road can play each other directly in real-time. When the lights go green, the person with the most points wins and the next player steps up!

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