This Is How Disney Knows You Won't Get Dismembered On A Roller Coaster

If you’ve ever been on Space Mountain at Disney, you just know deep down that if you stuck your arm out, your limbs would get chopped off by one of those rafters flying by. Except it doesn’t. No one’s limbs ever get chopped off. This weird looking device is how Disney makes sure it doesn’t happen.
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A Train From 1836 Could Be Buried In Brooklyn Because Of Petty Politics

A beautifully preserved 1830s steam train is thought to be lurking under a busy thoroughfare in one of the posher parts of Brooklyn. But in 1861, it was sealed up, seemingly for eternity. Everything was set to excavate it just a few years back, until petty personal politics seem to have destroyed any chance of that. » 3/27/15 2:42pm 3/27/15 2:42pm

A Truck Carrying A McLaren 12C Was Just Destroyed By A Train

One of the joys of owning a McLaren is that when you have routine warranty work done, the manufacturer picks it up from you, does the work, and drops it off with no problem at all. And to transport it, they even put it on a truck for you. And that’s great, until that truck stalls out on train tracks, and a train… » 3/27/15 1:46pm 3/27/15 1:46pm

You Are Not Insane, The New York City Subway Is Getting Worse

It's not all in your head. You aren't going crazy. Each day, as you stand there desperately clinging to a greasy pole, just trying to get to work, and you encounter yet another delay, you can tell yourself that it really is happening. The New York City subway is getting worse. The numbers prove it. » 3/05/15 12:20pm 3/05/15 12:20pm

Here's What To Do If Your Car Is Stuck In Front Of An Oncoming Train

A few nights ago, a car stuck on the tracks of a commuter rail line resulted in an incident that took the lives of six people. Why the car was stuck, and what exactly went wrong, isn't clear just yet. But while the first piece of advice if you're in a similar situation is to get the car moving, sometimes that isn't… » 2/09/15 10:00am 2/09/15 10:00am

Watch This Swarm Of Japanese Workers Sink A Subway Line In One Night

Railway workers in Tokyo were proud of their latest accomplishment. They had created a new subway line to replace the old above-ground line. There was only one problem – they had to shove a portion of the old line underground to make it all work. So they decided to do the entire thing in just one night. » 11/19/14 4:35pm 11/19/14 4:35pm

One Of The Best Transportation Museums Ever Is Now On Google Streetview

The New York City Transit Museum is, hands down, one of the best transportation museums in the world. Okay, so there aren't any cars inside, but there is probably the most immaculate, most pristine, most beautiful subway car collection ever. And if you're not in New York, you can now tour it on Google Streetview. » 10/28/14 8:50pm 10/28/14 8:50pm

Will I Get Ebola On The Subway? A Breathless Explainer

Ebola is spreading rapidly throughout America, as two nurses who helped a disease-stricken man in Dallas are generally reported to be doing okay and have not infected anyone else. And one doctor in New York has it. Clearly, this is a time for mass panic. You can get Ebola nowhere everywhere, and definitely not on… » 10/24/14 12:12pm 10/24/14 12:12pm