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Toronto Subway System Becomes Sentient, Reads Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’

On Wednesday, a video of a talking elevator was posted to YouTube and Twitter by Michelle Porter. According to Porter, she was waiting for her train around 6:30pm when she heard a voice. Upon investigating, she found an elevator speaker playing an audio recording of Inferno, the fourth novel in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code series.



I have so many questions, but the Nancy Drews of Reddit have already brought light to the mystery. One user suspected that the audiobook might be the default test file for the Toronto Transit Commission’s audio system. Another suggested an employee accidentally left on their microphone while listening to Dan Brown’s novel.


β€œIt’s a bit of a strange situation,” said TTC spokesperson Kadeem Griffiths, who believes the latter is the answer to the mystery. Employees are allowed to play podcasts or listen to music or audiobooks at a low volume during their shifts. Griffiths believes a fare collector answered a call from the elevator and forgot to disconnect after they helped whatever Toronto citizen was in need. As such, “the gripping tales of professor Robert Langdon ended up being broadcast far beyond the four walls of the collector’s booth.” Griffiths went on to say that there will be no disciplinary action, as it was an honest mistake. 


The TTC Twitter, however, went with a much more entertaining version of events:



Featured Image Via Twitter.