World’s shortest escalator only 32 inches tall [Viral video]

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A video uploaded to YouTube yesterday claims to show the world’s shortest escalator.

The video has been viewed nearly 500,000 times. And yes, that certainly escalated quickly.

Though the 32.8 inches vertical rise of this moving staircase might not be particularly useful, the length of the escalator located in Kawasaki, Japan earned it a place in the Guiness Book of World Records for the world’s shortest.

The YouTube user called the five-step escalator “a thing of beauty.”

Interested in trying out the escalator? Head to Kawasaki, Japan, find More’s Department store near the Kawasaki train station and head to basement B2.