Oddities

Commuter knits a ‘rail delay scarf.’ It fetches $8,650 on eBay.

In an undated handout provided by her daughter, a scarf knitted by Claudia Weber which became a social-media sensation in Germany. Weber varied the colors in her four-foot “Bahn-Verspätungsschal,” or “rail delay scarf” to chart her year of frustrating commutes; a symbol of Germans mounting criticism of its rail service, the scarf fetched $8,650 for charity. (Sara Weber via The New York Times)

Claudia Weber, 55, who tries to take the train into Munich, Germany, each day, turned her frustrations with a year of spotty service into a four-foot striped scarf.

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