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Midsummer Trains in Japan

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 A survey of 500 men and women between the ages of 20 and 39 were asked what they hate about packed midsummer trains.  This is what they said.

Rank   Percentage
1 Other people’s sweat smell 16.3%
2 Sitting beside a fat person radiating heat 8.7%
3 My own sweat smell 8.2%
4 My own continuously-flowing sweat 7.5%
5 Smell of work, old folk smell, etc 6.8%
6 Touching other people’s skin 6.7%
7 Being close to someone dripping sweat 6.4%
8 Air conditioning breeze not reaching me 6.1%
9 Leakage from earphones 5.8%
10 Someone in heels standing on my foot 5.3%
11 Someone’s carry bag, stiff briefcase, etc, bumping into my leg 3.4%
12 People not taking off their rucksack 3.3%
13 Woman’s long hair adhered to her arms 3.0%
14 Corner of a paper bag bumping into my leg 2.6%
15 Having my bare feet trampled by business shoes 2.5%
15 Being hit by someone’s large shoulder bag 2.5%
17 Someone’s stubbly arm, leg hair pricking my arm, leg 1.9%
17 Being hit by a pony tail 1.9%
19 Women’s bare legs 0.7%
20 My mobile phone screen fogging up in the humidity 0.4%

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