Sunday, September 30, 2007

Random Japan - Why They Drive Small Cars

If you ever wondered why the Japanese drive tiny little automobiles that wouldn't even fit two decent-size westerners, here's your answer:

Yes, that's actually a two-way road. There are many throughout Japan like this. And it's the reason why Japanese cars are small, boxy (so you can see all four corners of the car), and have really precise steering. Otherwise you'd have an epidemic of head-on collisions throughout the country. I'm amazed it doesn't happen regardless.

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This is increasingly not a blog about Alphabet City, New York. I used to live in the East Village and work on Avenue B, but I no longer do. Why don't I change the name if I'm writing about Japan and video games and guitars? Because New Yorkers are well-rounded people with varied interests, and mine have gone increasingly off the rails over the years. And I don't feel like changing the name. I do still write about New York City sometimes.


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