TIL that in 1987, several French taxi cabs were installed with a device that would shock unruly passengers in the backseat. The then new product was called “the blazing seat,” and it was being marketed as a way of making taxi drivers’ jobs safer.

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  1. Yes. Electrocute the person who has become volatile enough that they are trying to rob or kill you, there is definitely no way that could go wrong. /s

    I mean just as a start this probably wouldnt be the best defense against a passenger that was volatile due to not being sound of mind at the time.

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