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Old 6th Oct 2018, 16:50
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Monkey drives bus in India

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Old 6th Oct 2018, 17:21
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Yeah, like one of our Scotties drove my car. Couldn't reach the pedals and definitely knew that she was steering it. Not smart enough to turn the wheel though.
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Having been on Indian roads many times I wish more monkeys were driving the vehicles rather than most Indian drivers.
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 18:07
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The driver is steering with his right hand which is hidden by the monkey. The monkey is wholly sitting on the steering wheel so the laws of physics states that it would be impossible for it to turn the wheel. Something like being in a rowing boat and pushing against the side of the boat to move it closer to the bank.
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The driver is steering with his right hand which is hidden by the monkey. The monkey is wholly sitting on the steering wheel so the laws of physics states that it would be impossible for it to turn the wheel. Something like being in a rowing boat and pushing against the side of the boat to move it closer to the bank.
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Something like being in a rowing boat and pushing against the side of the boat to move it closer to the bank.
Although, strangely, that is possible. Well, not pushing but jerking oneself within the boat. Never quite understood why it works, though.
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Originally Posted by Argonautical View Post
The driver is steering with his right hand which is hidden by the monkey. The monkey is wholly sitting on the steering wheel so the laws of physics states that it would be impossible for it to turn the wheel. Something like being in a rowing boat and pushing against the side of the boat to move it closer to the bank.
Like wholly in a treadmill then☺
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 10:10
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What's all the fuss? Monkeys drive buses around London all the time.

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Like wholly in a treadmill then
Good point but doesn't a treadmill only work because at one stage in the cycle, the hamster has all 4 feet off the ground? There is never an expert in Newtonian physics around when you need one is there?
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No, the wheel of treadmill work simply through moments and gravity. Your monkey, its mass centred at 6 o'clock, is stable. If it transfers part of its body to 3 o'clock the moment will cause a twisting motion.

Even a driver sitting in seat will cause the same effect. Of course the resistance of the wheels require greater force.
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Although, strangely, that is possible. Well, not pushing but jerking oneself within the boat. Never quite understood why it works, though.
Is this an activity that is encouraged by the boating fraternity!
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As long as the monkey operates the horn constantly he is well able to drive in India. You cannot be on the road in an Indian city without hearing a horn sounding somewhere from the start to the end of your trip.
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In UK more than a few apes and gorillas drive buses..................... especially that Cnut who cut me up yesterday and jumped a red light.
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As long as the monkey operates the horn constantly he is well able to drive in India. You cannot be on the road in an Indian city without hearing a horn sounding somewhere from the start to the end of your trip.
"How's my driving? Please call 800-IDIOT-DRIVER-ME"
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"How's my driving? Please call 800-IDIOT-DRIVER-ME"
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Someone on M25 recently acted as a **** and figured it was ok in his employers van.
Strangely his employer didn't feel the same way when I called and made him aware that
it was his business on show. I just called business number on van.
Clear in not looking to get someone sacked, employer agreed, he and driver would have a
formal discussion into his driving and a likely awareness course especially as all
company vans have tracking data on them.
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 19:24
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What`s so special about monkeys driving buses. They proved they could do a lot more in Planet of the Apes didn`t they.
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 19:28
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As long as the monkey operates the horn constantly he is well able to drive in India. You cannot be on the road in an Indian city without hearing a horn sounding somewhere from the start to the end of your trip.
You are clearly not up to speed on Indian car wiring. They have a mod where the horn is connected to the steering wheel split rings and two additional push buttons, one under the brake pedal and the other under the accelerator.
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And the horns are really big. In Ahmednagar, a city of about 350,000, they actually installed a traffic light but nobody obeyed it. When I came back a year later it was abandoned by the side of the road.
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Having been on Indian roads many times I wish more monkeys were driving the vehicles rather than most Indian drivers.
I spent a few years in Georgia, not only Tbilisi but outposts like Kutaisi, and not only were the roads atrocious (even for the USG Land Cruisers) but the drivers were far worse. I often thought that if I died in Georgia it would be in a traffic accident. Unfortunately a few days before my departure from that extended stay somebody was killed within twenty metres from me when run over by a car outside the (big) Mariott just before Freedom Square.. and I wasn't even shocked (that made me feel guilty though). Moscow isn't much better, I keep well away from the roads if possible, and travel by metro.
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I am reminded of many Russian dashcam videos where Черт возьми! Is commonly used.
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