Thursday, August 6, 2009

Kiwi Ingenuity


Kiwis believe that they are clever, resourceful, ingenious people who come up with more than their fair share of useful inventions, innovations and entrepreneurial ideas.
List your discoveries here about who did what. I wonder who will come up with the most interesting or astounding people and successes...

Also read the article linked here

13 comments:

Sprint Gas Racing said...

I think that we kiwi have a lot of great inventions like AJ hacketts bungy and the zorb

pinky said...

Cool! I'll check it out!

pinky said...

I agree with sprint gas racer!

P.S that article is really helpful for info!

Sprint Gas Racing said...

Thanks and here is a great website to check out about nz's innovative history.

http://www.newzealand.com/
travel/media/features/
kiwi_innovation/
07_aug_31_kiwiinventions_backgrounder.cfm

Sorry it's so long but it's a great site.

Winged Hussar said...

Aye Spint Gas i googled something and wound up on the same page as that link its pretty good

Little Miss Room 18 said...

Heres a website that I found listing the top 7 kiwi entrepreneurs and their achievments.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/small-business/news/article.cfm?c_id=85&objectid=10557274

Midnight Baloney said...

Yeah, apparently the electric fence was invented by a Kiwi and so was the tranquiliser gun but I can't remember what the inventors' names were.
The jet boat was also invented by a Kiwi but I think everybody already knew that.
:-)

Road Runner said...

Do you know a kiwi runner invented jogging how cool is that! Also number 8 wire is so so handy especially for making Hinaki's (Eeling Net's)

horseluva4 said...

Mr Woody, I know this is off topic, but you need to bring axolotl food because they are getting hungry!

MrWoody said...

Well done Horseluva4 - thanks for reminding me.
:-)
You peeps have come up with lots of interesting info. It's particularly useful if you included links to websites/resources.

Winged Hussar said...

how do you invent jogging?

Midnight Baloney said...

Oh, Road Runner, Arthur Lydiard (that was the guy's name) did not invent jogging but is accredited for popularizing it. He was also appraised as being one of the most outstanding athletics coach of all time.

Radioactive5ian said...

axolotls! wow... do you still have frogs & fish? oh yeah, did you get some new rats?

Speaking of rats... our school show was 'oh rats!' did anyone see it? how did your show go? (or is it in term 4?)