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Japan

These workers can clean an entire bullet train in seven minutes

Take a break and have a look.

HOW LONG DOES it take you to tidy the house?

This viral video shows how a team of cleaners are able to scrub the interior of a Japanese bullet train in just seven minutes with stunning precision.

Quartz spoke to Charlie James, who shot the footage in Japan. She explained how she wanted to capture “how Japanese people take so much pride in their work, and how they work really hard to make sure that the train is nice for people to ride”.

The army of cleaners have just minutes to clean the entire train, with a capacity of 100, before the next passengers arrive.

This boils down to having just 12 seconds to clean a row.

The entire process is almost a work of art. Take a look at it below:

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