Breaking: Shanghai introduces new line of levitating buses

Travel | by James Weir
Posted: February 17th, 2012 | Updated: February 17th, 2012 | Comments
Getting around Shanghai This photo of a Shanghai, was able to snap a photograph with his digital camera (that has the added feature of doubling as a mobile-telephone) before the bus blasted off into the future. Levitating buses? Cameras with telephones attached? Canadians? What a crazy world we live in. Read more on new-age Shanghai transportation after the jump... I was able to secure an exclusive interview with the elusive journalist by promising not to make any jokes and agreeing to bring at least two people more interesting than I. And although I wasn't able to keep the former promise and told an amazing joke* that resulted in the Canadian abruptly leaving, before my transgression and his subsequent departure he explained to me exactly how the photograph came to be. Unfortunately, the bus was not actually levitating. Though Shanghai boasts a formidable transportation system that includes a train that does, in fact, levitate, as of this writing the technology for the alleged floating bus just simply does not exist. The bus in question lacked even the necessary means to function on its own accord; in an incredibly boring twist, the vessel for public transport was being towed down Huáihǎi Lù (淮海路) by an out-of-frame stuck in traffic. And there's always vacuum-maglev trains to look forward to. *Question: What did the zero say to the eight? Answer: Nice belt.
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