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August 15, 2004

Truly repelling

In an effort to make life safer for Swedish mooses, an English company is now building moose repelling devices for Swedish trains.

Numerous mooses are run over every year by the train to Arlanda airport in Sweden. The new device, something like a rubber nose, apparently "acts as an impact-absorber, repelling the moose without injuring them while keeping passengers safe".

Are they sure this is going to work? An impact absorber that allows a train running at 150kph to hit a moose without injuring the moose? Sounds to me like the people who wrote this are wearing rubber noses themselves — red clown noses.

Posted by Haldur Gislufsson on August 15, 2004 10:11 PM to creatures great & small | Tell-a-friend

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