Today's award goes to a gormless train driver in Japan.
The driver of a Japanese bullet train that can reach top speeds of 175mph has been suspended after being caught in the cab with his feet up.
The 29 year old admitted stretching his legs out on the dashboard for about 10 seconds, adding that he had done it a number of times before, according to operator Central Japan Railways Company.
The driver who has not been named was photographed by a rail enthusiast as his 16-car Kodama train passed between Kakegawa and Hamamatsu stations in the Shizuoka Prefecture. The photo has since been shared thousands of times on Twitter.
The incident prompted the Central Japan Railways Company to hold a press conference where a spokesperson apologised on behalf of the driver, reported Japan Today, adding that it was against the rules for a driver to have his feet up on the panel as it could prevent a fast response in the event of an emergency.
There's more at the link.
175 miles per hour translates to fractionally under 257 feet per second. That doesn't give a whole lot of reaction time if a driver should see something wrong ahead of him! Remind me not to ride behind that driver, if I should ever visit Japan . . .