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In the United Kingdom, tall phone booth cubicles painted in a vibrant red are commonplace, and have been a part of British culture for decades. But, in modern times, they have become rather redundant as there is hardly any use for public payphones these days. But a new trend has erupted as people find a whole new use for them.

Currently, there are over 7,000 traditional red payphone boxes in the United Kingdom, and they are usually located on a popular street corner with the majority of residents in a town knowing exactly where their local one is. As payphones become more redundant, people have tried converting them into libraries or even temporary shelters from the rain. But, in retrospect, that will never catch on.

However, with that said, an entirely new use might just be the best idea ever. Many towns in the United Kingdom are converting red payphone booths into boxes that hold emergency defibrillators.

Although this might come as a bit of a shock, it proves to be the best idea yet!

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel, Tom Scott, on The Shocking New Use For Red Telephone Boxes...

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