People Who Go Up Two Stairs at a Time

People Who Go Up Two Stairs at a Time

Updated Dec 03, 2018 at 02:49PM EST by Matt.

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People Who Go Up Two Stairs at a Time refers to a series of jokes and memes about feigning awe at people who can walk up stairs two at a time.

Origin

Referencing people who can walk the stairs two at a time has existed since as early as 1977, when in the book Quote Unquote, Joan Welsh's quote states, "A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time -- pills or stairs."[1][2]

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Over the next several decades, various articles have been written about the phenomenon. On December 13th, 2012, The Daily Mail[3] published the article "The cheat's guide to exercise: Taking the stairs one at a time burns MORE calories than leaping up them."

On January 10th, 2017, Instagram [4] user @ScottyScottyOxenFree posted a Game of Thrones meme featuring a character in awe of another walking up stairs two at a time. The post received more than 390 likes in less than two years.



Later that year, The Tab[5] published an article called "Is it just me or does literally every guy take the stairs two at a time? An investigation." The post featured various tweets of people talking about the act (examples below).


Why do all men walk up stairs 2-3 at a time? You're not saving that much time bro chill out

The following year, Redditor [6] SirDeep posted a Silent Protector meme referencing "two steps at a time." The post received more than 2,300 points (98% upvoted) and 70 comments (shown below). Over the next several months, various similar image macros and object labeling memes were posted online (see various examples).


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Various Examples


walking up the stairs RIVI walking up the stairs, two steps at a time, e. SOCIETY IF EVERYONE WALKED UP TWO STAIRS LM When you normally go up the stairs two at a time but you run into an odd number of steps, so at the top you jump over three steps. Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
society peoplelwhoup stairs When you go up the stairs two steps at a time LEGION twitch con LEGION BAG think of myself as above the average person When you're going up the stairs two at a time, but the person in front of you is going up one at a time CNews You are the enemy of the people.

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