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Emergency stop

Man #1: I love the way elderly women in Japan stop their bikes at traffic lights by jumping off them as they’re moving.

Man #2: I’m pretty sure those bikes don’t have any brakes.

— Yoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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