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Slug shorts out huge section of Japan’s high-speed railway

(Source: New York Post, June 23, 2019)

NEW YORK — A large chunk of Japan’s high-speed rail network was brought to a standstill, delaying about 12,000 passengers, because of a slimy character – a roughly 1-inch-long slug, according to reports. The gastropod slithered its way into an electrical power device installed near the tracks on May 30, causing the power to fail on two lines of the Kyushu Railway in southern Japan, according to AFP.

Full story: New York Post

Monday, June 24, 2019

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