Ever ridden on a school bus? The most prominent thing about them (at least in the U.S.) is that they’re yellow. But their roofs are usually a different color – white. So why is that? Let’s figure out!
By the way, while the iconic yellow school buses are common around the world there are school buses that are anything but ordinary. And today, we will talk about them too! For example, almost 50% of the Netherlands’ population rides a bike every day to go to work. So the government came up with the idea of a bus for kids ages 4 to 12 that will carry them to school the same way. This bus can fit a driver, 8 students who must pedal, and 3 other students who can sit on a bench in the back.
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Reason #1 0:18
Reason #2 1:15
Reason #3 1:30
Unusual school buses:
– Monster Truck 1:50
– Pikachu Bus 2:28
– Rickshaw Bus 3:06
– School Yellow Boat 3:36
– Topsy-turvy Bus 4:14
– Bicycle Bus 4:37
Other weird modes of public transport:
– The suspension monorail 5:24
– Moving footpath 5:46
– Maglev Train 6:19
– Toboggan 6:53
– Gotham Air 7:21
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– The white roof of a bus makes the temperature inside drop an average of 10 degrees during warm seasons and only 3 to 4 degrees in wintertime.
– Besides, in the case of an emergency, a bus will be noticed faster by a rescue helicopter.
– Finally, not painting the roof the same yellow color as the rest of a bus is just cheaper, since the material most bus manufacturers use is already white.
– An Osaka kindergarten bus design was inspired by one of the most famous anime characters ever – Pikachu. Actually, using anime characters for modifying school buses is pretty common for Japan.
– Imagine a metal box secured to a bike and you’ll get an idea of what a rickshaw is. This mode of transportation is still used for school children in different parts of India.
– Topsy-turvy runs on vegetable oil, it tours the whole country to educate kids about eco-friendly alternatives and explain to them how important it is to look for renewable energy sources.
– The bike can go as fast as 10 miles per hour, and there’s also a motor installed that helps it get uphill, or when kids feel too tired to pedal.
– The suspension monorail is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars. It started operating in 1901.
– If you’re ever in Hong Kong, you’ll appreciate the world’s longest outdoor escalator that connects the city’s central district with the higher-lying residential neighborhoods.
– Shanghai boasts one of the fastest trains in the world. The Maglev – short for “magnetic levitation” – runs at a speed of 267 miles per hour and covers 21 miles in only 8 minutes.
– A toboggan is a wicker basket attached to two wooden runners that glide on greased up rags. It’s one of Madeira, Portugal’s most famous attractions, and takes tourists for a 1-mile journey down a curvy road.
– In a hurry to get to JFK or Newark Airports from Manhattan island? Then take a helicopter ride! The helicopter service, Gotham Air, launched in 2015 and allows its clients to save tons of time.
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