Tuesday, 3 September 2013

"Foreign millipedes to blame for Australia train crash"

Possibly one of the greatest headlines ever in The Evening Standard:

Hundreds of the creatures were found squashed in a slippery mess on the track.

David Hynes, spokesman at the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia, said: "Millipedes are one of the factors we are going to take into account."

Six passengers were treated for neck problems after a train pulling into a station at Clarkson, 25 miles north of Perth, ran into a stationary one, the train company said.


As British Rail would have said, "It was the wrong type of insects."

2 comments:

Bayard said...

"As British Rail would have said, "It was the wrong type of insects."

Or not, as the link points out.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, er, that was the joke.