Gif of the Day: This Japanese Train Goes Over 300mph

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The Central Japan Railway Company is in the midst of an 8-day testing period for its maglev (magnetically levitated) train, which can travel at speeds up to 311mph. Japan's bullet trains currently run at about 200mph.

One hundred passengers got to go for a ride this week during the first trail run in Yamanashi Prefecture.

But… should they really be "testing" this thing out with people on board?

If all goes as planned, the maglev trains will be operational 2027, providing a 40-minute trip between Nagoya and Tokyo (normally 80 minutes).

Here's the Most Mild Head-on Collision You Will Ever See

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This happened at a busy intersection in the heart of Warsaw. There was a miscommunication by train operators resulting in pretty much the least exciting collision possible.

Crazy Moment of the Day: A Train Hits an 18-Wheeler Stuck on the Tracks

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From the YouTube description:

We were sitting at a train track today on our way from West Monroe, LA to Memphis when we notice a tractor trailer with a crane stuck on the train tracks. Then the train crossing lights came on and I grabbed the camera as the train smashed into the crane. We are getting a lot of comments about how we should have called 911 instead of filming. There was no need as we were sitting right in front of the police station. Believe me, they heard the crash and came running out. By the time we were able to go around the train and get to the other side, the police were over there and the driver of the truck was there as well. He is fine but we understand that the train engineers were in pretty bad shape. The thoughts and prayers of David's Garden Seeds And Products are with them. We pray that God will heal them. At the time of the crash, we were in shock and I had no idea what had come out of my mouth until I played the video back....you just don't know how you will react to tragedy that unfolds right before your eyes until it happens. I did not shoot this with a Smart Phone. I shot it with a Flip camera.

Make Way, Coming Through: In the Battle of Train vs. Truck, Train Usually Wins

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WARNING: Not surprisingly, some language in this video.

Luckily no one was hurt from this encounter, as the truck driver was able to leave his vehicle long before the train arrived. Fun fact: Those are Nutrigrain bars going all over the place.