China claims another world record: fastest bullet train

Lookout! In case you haven't noticed, China is climbing on up the wooden ladder — and not slowly. The Chinese are quickly scooping up as many "world's fastest" titles it can get. Most recently, it was the world's fastest supercomputer and now it's the world's fastest high speed rail train.

China's "Harmony" commercial bullet train was recorded to have hit a top speed of 302 mph, beating its own old record of 260 mph. The record is of course for the fastest unmodified bullet train. However, if we're talking about modified trains, then the Harmony doesn't even compare — with trains capable of hitting over 350 mph.

With China set to wow the world with its high speed rail network, it's only fitting it will start claiming some speed records. Go ahead China, give yourself a pat on the back. After all, competition makes the world go round, doesn't it?

Yahoo! News, via Independent

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