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  • For men on trains: Japanese company sells anti-groping gloves

    For men on trains: Japanese company sells anti-groping gloves

    Groping women in trains (or anywhere, really) isn’t only happening in Japan, but this country with its big cities with trains that are full of people (=easy bait for gropers) everyday has a particularly big problem with molesters. It’s a crime, and it’s reported 2,000 times yearly to police stations in Tokyo alone, prompting a big Japanese railway operator to think about… Read More

  • Japan soon gets new super-fast train

    Japan soon gets new super-fast train

    Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to develop Japan’s fastest train [JP], which is expected to achieve a speed of 350km per hour. The current record for the Shinkansen, this country’s bullet train, stands at about 300kph. Kawasaki says their so-called efSET (environmentally friendly Super Express Train) will also be more energy efficient, less noisy and offer a better riding… Read More

  • Man follows GPS directions onto train tracks, car destroyed

    Man follows GPS directions onto train tracks, car destroyed

    Someone’s been recreating episodes of “The Office” in his spare time. A California man drove into a Metro North commuter train last night in upstate New York because “the GPS system [told] him to turn right, and he [turned] right onto the railroad tracks.” You read that right. Because the GPS “told him” to turn right, he turned right then had his… Read More