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Friday, March 12, 2010

What's in a Tube Name?

Remember the days when you could smile smugly in a pub quiz to answer "What's unique about St John's Wood London Underground station?" It's the only Tube station that doesn't share any letters with the word mackerel. A couple of week's ago, you might remember I asked
what was unique about Pimlico Tube. Only one person worked out that it was the only station that didn't share any letters with the word badger!

Now some clever person, Ben Green, has built a great time wasting tool "Badgers in Pimlico" so you can type in words and see which stations do not contain its letters.

Debden Tube by Mike Knell

Amazingly there's only one station that doesn't have any letters of the word "Underground" in it (thanks to @qwghlm for that) and that Debden is unique in at least two ways (thanks to Paul Clarke & Richard George for that).

Have minutes of fun seeing which other Tube stations are unique. Thanks to Fimb for the initial heads up on this!


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