Vernicious Knids

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Saturday, December 31, 2005

MMV...

2005 - The year that was...
  • January - 5 tonnes of mayonnaise spilled across the Tomei Expressway and created a 5 km traffic jam.
  • February - The Yamanote line tightened its scheduled from a 60 minute loop to 58 minutes.
  • March - The Bank of Japan announced that it had $715 billion in its vaults.
  • April - Japanese high school and university students get 4 hours of sleep a night as they spend so much time on their cellphones and computers.
  • May - The Yasukuni Shrine website got 15 000 hits a second.
  • June - Yokohama City Hall issued a 27 page manual explaining how garbage should be sorted.
  • July - Cool Biz entered our vernacular (not wearing ties and jackets to work to help save the environment!)
  • August - A 1 ton bomb dropped 60 years ago in Nishi Tokyo was dug up - 7 000 people were evacuated during the process.
  • September - The LDP gained a greater majority than before.
  • October - A robotic camera snapped a 26 foot long giant squid 3 000 feet below sea level - it lost a tentacle - all 18 feet of it!
  • November - The Yamanote line was nonoperational for 5 hours - stranding millions of commuters.
  • December - It snowed - briefly - in Tokyo.

Happy New Year!

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4 Comments:

  • At 2:44 am, Anonymous Matthew said…

    Long live the giant squids!
    Are you sure they weren't 20 000 leagues under the sea? LOL.

     
  • At 1:05 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Hey Matthew,

    Yeah it would seem way cooler if they had been that deep!

    Thanks for visiting.

     
  • At 5:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wotz mmv?

     
  • At 11:24 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    MMV is 2005 in Roman numerals!

     

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