Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3152 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
Tody there was a radio quiz, which got my attention.
They asked why the air traffic controlers at Stockholm have one ball on each of their wrists?
I couldn't understand the answer, but it must have something to do with the height of the tower (84 meters) and that he's swinging.
But why the balls? Is it to avoid their "Airsickness"?
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
Got an email from Stockholm. Here's the text: Hello Georg,
thank you for your mail! Sounds like you have a very interesting radio show in Germany!!!
Regarding the answer of the quiz, you are absolutely correct. The small "balls" work as a kind of acupressure, in order to neutralize seasickness. Some controllers in our ATC Tower wear these "balls" when working in hard weather, saying that they help really well, too.