What Is This Thing? The Internet Solves Odd Mysteries
Reddit user u/kristhecadet said, “What is this thing that you always see on an escalator?” And he/she raises a good question – we always see this thing, but what’s it actually for?
ANSWER: There is a small gap under these bristles and it is a danger area for shopping bags, pants, children’s hands, etc. so although many of us use this as a makeshift shoe shine – it’s actually a protection device. NEXT: What could you buy with this?