If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I feel like witnessing a peculiar phenomenon today”, then you are a strange individual and probably need to get your medication checked. You might also want to take a stroll over to Cavendish Square and watch the cars as they leave the parking garage (okay, I’m pretty sure it would also work elsewhere, but that specific parking garage is the only one I know of that has a corkscrew-type exit ramp).
All the drivers – and I do mean all – tilt their necks and lean their heads into the turn. It’s as if they believe that this will give their car better cornering ability – or possibly, that it will allow them to see around corners. According to a study done by the University of Stellenbosch, there is no evidence to suggest that it does*. Another peculiarity is that passengers appear to be utterly unaffected by this particular brand of weirdness. It is only the ones behind the wheel who seem to be compelled to do sharp-turn yoga.
Personally, I think that most people simply have an unconscious longing to own motorcycles.
* Admittedly, the study was in a completely unrelated field.