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9th Jan '17 4:15:48 AM HarrisonTheTroper2
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31st Dec '16 9:06:32 AM GoblinCipher
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* A strange RealLife example that isn't the result of human error: the Periodic Table has the element of Technetium. It's around the middle of the table, with more than 40 naturally-occurring elements in each direction, yet it has not been found outside of being manmade.
26th Dec '16 3:30:43 PM AaronOfMpls
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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tentative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_(Eisenbahn) bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.

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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tentative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen org/wiki/Geratalbrücke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_(Eisenbahn) org/wiki/Itztalbrücke_(Eisenbahn) bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
26th Dec '16 3:28:24 PM AaronOfMpls
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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tentative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.

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* Due to various reasons bridges are often the first thing that gets built for new railway construction. This has a bunch of benefits and can help reduce both the time and the cost projects take. However, during the construction phase there will be a bridge that connects to nothing on either side. Now if the construction gets delayed or canceled, the whole thing just looks ridiculous. A particularly egregious example is the high speed rail connection from Leipzig to Nuremberg (part of a new axis cutting journey time on the roughly 600 km from Berlin to Munich to just four hours). While the initial plans were drawn up almost immediately upon reunification in the nineties, it spent years in DevelopmentHell (the tentative opening of the final part is December of ''2017'') and [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geratalbr%C3%BCcke_Ichtershausen two]] [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_%28Eisenbahn%29 org/wiki/Itztalbr%C3%BCcke_(Eisenbahn) bridges]] were already constructed yet served no visible purpose for almost a decade. The term "Soda-Brücke" was quickly coind for a bridge that is "just there" (einfach so da) without any purpose.
18th Dec '16 1:52:54 PM KandC
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* A strange RealLife example that isn't the result of human error: the Periodic Table has the element of Technetium. It's around the middle of the table, with more than 40 naturally-occurring elements in each direction, yet it has not been found outside of being manmade.
15th Dec '16 7:13:58 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' toys often involve some collectible item that is used to access various sounds from the toys. If the sounds are built into the main toy and not the collectible, there will often be many sounds that are programmed in but never made officially accessible through toys, let alone used in the show.

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' toys often involve some collectible item that is used to access various sounds from the toys. If the sounds are built into the main toy and not the collectible, there will often be many sounds that are programmed in but never made officially accessible through toys, let alone used in the show. For example, the Complete Selection[[note]]A series of high-end, life-sized replicas of {{Toku}} gear like {{Transformation Trinket}}s aimed at adult consumers[[/note]] version of Series/KamenRiderDecade's Decadriver belt has hidden transformation sounds for several Riders who didn't exist until after ''Decade'' had ended.
11th Dec '16 7:12:06 PM Twentington
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^Hersheypark's monorail has an single ghost station on it's Route. The second station was a stop at the Hershey chocolate factory for the Factory Tour attraction, in 1973 Hershey Chocolate built the Chocolate World Attraction with an simulated tour dark ride and the monorail station at the Factory was closed.

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^Hersheypark's * Hersheypark's monorail has an single ghost station on it's its Route. The second station was a stop at the Hershey chocolate factory for the Factory Tour attraction, attraction; in 1973 Hershey Chocolate built the Chocolate World Attraction with an simulated tour dark ride and the monorail station at the Factory was closed.
2nd Dec '16 7:27:33 AM jeffpiatt2k4
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^Hersheypark's monorail has an single ghost station on it's Route. The second station was a stop at the Hershey chocolate factory for the Factory Tour attraction, in 1973 Hershey Chocolate built the Chocolate World Attraction with an simulated tour dark ride and the monorail station at the Factory was closed.
28th Nov '16 12:01:32 PM dmcreif
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*** Nostrand Avenue on the IND Fulton Street Line is a unique two-level express station, as the express tracks are on the upper level and local tracks are on the lower level, rather than the other way around.

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*** Nostrand Avenue on the IND Fulton Street Line is a unique two-level express station, as the express tracks are on the upper level and local tracks are on the lower level, rather than the other way around. The station was originally planned to be a conventional local station with four tracks and two side platforms, with a mezzanine, as proven by the fact that the upper level platforms are wider than the lower level ones (which would have been consistent with the design of a mezzanine), and two unused trackways exist on the lower level between the local tracks (which would have been consistent with the typical design of a local station on a four-track line). A curtain wall separates the local tracks from the unused trackways on both sides. On either side of the station, the express tracks ascend from the local tracks to serve the upper level, then descend to rejoin them.
28th Nov '16 12:00:46 PM dmcreif
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** The NewYorkSubway has [[http://www.nycsubway.org/abandsta.html plenty of these]] as well. Perhaps the most infamous example is the Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan. This was intended to be a replacement for the soon-to-be-demolished [[http://www.nycsubway.org/lines/3rdave-el.html Third Avenue Elevated]] line, but for a long time, nothing got built save for a few unused tunnels, one of which was rented out for a wine cellar. There are also tunnel headings, unused station shells, and in one case an entire stub line (now used for the Transit Museum) which had been intended for the never-built [[http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/indsecsys.html IND Second System]]. It was not until 2007 that the line finally got a proper construction, and the first three station segment from 72nd Street to 96th Street opened in late December 2016 as an extension of the Q train.

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** The NewYorkSubway has [[http://www.nycsubway.org/abandsta.html plenty of these]] as well. Perhaps
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the most infamous example is the Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan. This was intended to be a replacement for the soon-to-be-demolished [[http://www.nycsubway.org/lines/3rdave-el.html Third Avenue Elevated]] line, but for a long time, nothing got built save for a few unused tunnels, one of which was rented out for a wine cellar. There are also tunnel headings, unused station shells, and in one case an entire stub line (now used for the Transit Museum) which had been intended for the never-built [[http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/indsecsys.html IND Second System]]. It was not until 2007 that the line finally got a proper construction, and the first three station segment from 72nd Street to 96th Street opened in late December 2016 as an extension of the Q train.
***Nostrand Avenue on the IND Fulton Street Line is a unique two-level express station, as the express tracks are on the upper level and local tracks are on the lower level, rather than the other way around.
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