Train delays can be annoying and those who regularly travel by trains would know the pain of cancelled trains. Recently, a tiny land slug caused a power outage in Japan so bad that almost 26 trains had to be cancelled. Almost 12,000 passengers were affected due to a power failure on two railway lines of southern Japan operated by Kyushu Railway Co. on May 30. Japan is known for its punctual transport systems and it is almost shocking that a small mollusc caused such a huge delay. Horny Birds Having Sex Near Electric Pole Wires Cause Power Outage of Almost 1000 Houses in Perth!
The reason for the delay almost a month ago was revealed by JR Kyushu which operated the Kyushu Railway. A slug had entered the electrical power device which is near the rail tracks. The slug was died there and caused a short-circuit on the device which in turn caused a power failure. A company spokesperson told AFP, "We tracked down the device responsible for the power failure... We initially thought what's in there was a bug but it turned out to be a dead slug." Australian Man Eats a Slug On a Dare From Friends, Dies 8 Years Later Due To Rat Lung Disease.
About 26 trains were cancelled which also caused a delay in other services. So there was total chaos throughout the country with the main trains not functioning. The company spokesperson also mentioned that this was an extremely rare problem they faced which caused a total power failure. The company then checked other devices in the area to see if there were any other slugs intruding to avoid further such delays. Who would have thought a tiny insect could affect the lives of over 10,000 people in one of the most efficient transport regions.