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Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos

Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos

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A power cut that disrupted rail traffic on a Japanese island last month was caused by a slug, officials say. More than 12,000 people’s journeys were affected when nearly 30 trains on Kyushu shuddered to a halt because of the slimy intruder’s actions.Its electrocuted remains were found lodged inside equipment next to the tracks, Japan Railways says.The incident in Japan has echoes of a shutdown caused by a weasel at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider in 2016.When the mammal took a fatal chew on wiring inside a high-voltage transformer, it caused a short circuit which temporarily stopped the work of the particle accelerator.In Japan, local media on the trail of the slug report that it managed to squeeze through a tiny gap to get into a load disconnector.A British cousin of the ill-fated mollusc achieved notoriety in 2011, The Guardian reports, when it crawled inside a traffic light control box in the northern town of Darlington and caused a short circuit, resulting in “traffic chaos”. .

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