Bar blocks cell-phone signals to be more social

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(BBC) — A landlord in Sussex has built a “Faraday cage” around his bar to block mobile phone signals, in an attempt to encourage face-to-face conversation.

Steve Tyler put silver foil in the walls and copper wire mesh in the ceiling of the Gin Tub in Hove.

He said he was tired of people coming in and not socialising with each other or with anyone else in the building.

“I’ve seen it progressively get worse and worse and I thought, ‘I want to stop this,'” Mr Tyler told BBC Sussex.

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