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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Japanese engineering

The pictures from the Japanese tsunami are both terrible and awe inspiring, but I have to say that if I am going to be swept away in a 15 ft tidal wave I want to be inside on of those white Japanese vans.  Incredibly, most of them seemed to be floating with the water covering little more than the wheel arches, and while the saloon cars had their noses deep in the water, the micro vans, minivans and kei cars were flat on top of the water.

I knew the Japanese did a lot of earthquake planning, but I didn't realise they built their cars to have a fighting chance in a tsunami.

1 comment:

Not a sheep said...

They may float but they don't roll well; trust me...