Posts Tagged 'New Zealand'

Rounding The Corner On A Zip Line [video]

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Most Powerful Photos Of This Week – March 22, 2019

From BuzzFeed –

From the outpouring of support following last week’s mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque to the historic flooding that has gripped the Midwest, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.

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Electric Fence Used As Heart Defibrillator – And It’s Not Trumpcare

 

According to the New Zealand Herald –

A Hamilton man has taken Kiwi ingenuity to a whole new level after using his neighbour’s 8000 volt electric fence to jump-start his heart. John Griffin suffers from atrial fibrillation [AF] – an irregular heartbeat which, if left untreated, could lead to a stroke. One of the treatments for the condition is electric shock by defibrillator. But when Griffin got frustrated with the emergency department during an episode, he went home and ended up using his neighbour’s fence to get a shock instead.

Continue reading and watch video HERE.

Beverly Clock Has Not Been Wound In 150 Years

BeverlyClock

According to Wikipedia –

The Beverly Clock[1] is a clock situated in the 3rd floor lift foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. The clock is still running despite never having been manually wound since its construction in 1864 by Arthur Beverly.[2]

Read more at AtlasObscura.

Meet The Original Bungee Jumper [video]

Truck Used To Simulate Earthquakes

shaker-sAccording to Gizmodo –

The shaking of minor earthquakes can feel like a garbage truck driving by. T-Rex is no plain old garbage truck though. The 64,000-pound “mobile hydraulic shaker” is designed specifically to make the ground rattle and jolt—all so scientists can study how the ground reacts to earthquakes.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 

Awakening – New Zealand [video]


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