China Eyes Up Constructing Railway Under the Bering Strait
You know what would be really cool? Tele-bloody-portation. Imagine, you get into a box that disassembles the very fiber of your being and soul, shoves it down a straw before spitting you out in another tiny box, hopefully with your lust for life and face intact.
Well, that’s not going to happen before we all die, so how about a train ride across the Bering Strait* instead? That’s exactly what a bunch of train people in China are planning.
According to China Daily, the technology to build the 200km (and therefore the longest) underground tunnel under the Bering Strait is now in our grasp and will allow a track to run the 13,000km from east China, through Siberia, under the strait, into Alaska, through Canada and right to the flagship White Castle in Wichita, USA.
The article goes on to say that the project will be funded and constructed by China. How nice of China! I think Russia and America might have a couple of points to raise before China starts digging a tunnel through their god-given soil.
In addition to the Pan-Asian line already under construction, which will run all the way to Singapore via Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, China plans to use the same tunnel technology to connect the mainland to Taiwan. I'm starting to get the feeling Xi Jinping isn't a fan of flying.
In other train news, train scientists have predicted that by using what I can only assume to be the same technology in those cutting-edge pneumatic tubes utilized by NASA in its 1970s offices, we shall soon be able to travel by train at 3,000km per hour.
By reducing air resistance, current maximum speeds of around 400km per hour could be smashed, allowing you to travel at speeds you never wanted to travel at before.
It’s an exciting time to be alive!
*If you’d like to know more about the Bering Strait you can take a gander at www.interbering.com, which was apparently made by President Barack Obama in his free time.