A futuristic train in Japan will feature air brakes shaped like cat ears that retract like cat nails! Of course, the retractable-claw cat-ear air brakes are superior to all the brakes people have made without involving cats’ design ideas, proving that cats should be consulted more often in the design-phase process.
What does it mean that a train of the future borrows so heavily from feline technologies? Is this early evidence that cats are on the cusp of improving our lives Big Time?
A minor point: Cats take no responsibility to the disco-tights quality of the train’s exterior. For that, I think you can thank manga.
Learn about the cat’s forthcoming bullet train here.