Faster than a speeding locomotive…
Hey Blog Guy, you used to set up test races and stuff like that for your readers, so they could bet on what would beat what. Do you still do that?
Indeed. It’s one of the many fine services that make this the blog you can’t live without.
Well, I was wondering about that high-speed train, the Eurostar. I’d like to find out if it’s faster than a bicycle.
We’re on it. As you can see in the very top photo, a bicycle can actually PASS the Eurostar.
Amazing, thanks! Next, what about small children on scooters?
I’ll be darned, our photo shows the scooters are gaining on the Eurostar.
Okay, what about some of those British Beefeater guards, like the ones on the gin bottle? Those guys who never flinch. What if they just stood next to the Eurostar?
Surprisingly, in our test even those guys eventually passed the train.
Excuse me, Blog Guy. In your other photo on the right, I can’t help noticing the Eurostar is sitting still, on a platform. It isn’t going anywhere. It’s not high-speed, it’s no-speed.
Oh, I’m guessing you didn’t read the 36-page PDF on our methodology. Yeah, my assistant Lamar saved a few bucks by using that one. You’d be amazed how much they wanted for one that was moving. Is this a problem?
No, as you say, it’s the blog we “can’t live without.” I just didn’t catch the sarcasm before.
A cyclist passes a new Eurostar train which was displayed for a publicity event in Hyde Park, central London, October 7, 2010.
Two children ride their scooters past a Eurostar train.
Four members of the Scot’s Guards pose next to a Eurostar train.
REUTERS photos by Andrew Winning