Trivia

Hard

The Most Efficient Subway System In The World Is Located In?

London
Moscow
Hong Kong
Chicago

Answer: Hong Kong

The Hong Kong subway system isn’t just a little more efficient than other subway systems around the world, it’s so staggeringly efficient by comparison that it exists in a league of its own.

Beneath the streets of Hong Kong is a subway system that is 99.9 percent on time, a feat near unimaginable for other subway systems around the world. While a good part of that efficiency can be attributed to the 10,000 people tasked with maintaining the system in ways ranging from servicing the cars to polishing and repairing the rails, the true genius behind the system is the subway’s central artificial intelligence.

The artificial intelligence is a system carefully built to maximize uptime and efficiency through both careful scheduling of the actual rail routes as well as the maintenance for them. With a sweeping eye that sees farther into the future and more clearly than its human operators ever could, the subway AI ensures the subways cars arrive on time and instructs the human workers to swoop in and complete repairs when the cars leave.

Trivia

Hard

What Geeky Treat Outlasted The Show It Was Promoting By Over A Decade?

Trivia

Hard

Pearls Are Made From Layers Of A Compound Known As?

Trivia

Hard

Spaceship Earth, The Iconic Disney World Epcot Attraction, Was Designed By Which Sci-Fi Writer?

Trivia

Hard

The Only Primate With A Toxic Bite Is The?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Animals Was Originally Known As The “Water Horse”?

Trivia

Very Hard

Super Glue Was Invented In Researchers’ Quest To Create?

Trivia

Hard

Which U.S. State Flag Has A Union Jack On It?

Trivia

Hard

The Death Of Which Prominent Scientist Led To A Ban On Scientists Enlisting?

Trivia

Hard

Which Classic Boardgame Has Been Solved For All Possible Outcomes?

Trivia

Hard

The Driest Place On Earth, As Measured By Precipitation, Is Located In?