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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

For adrenaline junkie there are all sorts of recognized and organized activities to get those stress hormones pumping from skydiving to bungee jumping to ski-boxing.

For those of us who are more adrenaline dabblers than junkies there is ziplining. If you're the kind of person who thinks canoeing is an adventure, then ziplining is your extreme sport.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing."

HINT: (1937-2005), was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Ziplining is also known by other names such as "an inclined strong," "flying fox," and "Tyrolean Crossing."

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It can be traced back as far as 1897 when the H.G. Wells novel, "The Invisible Man" referenced "an inclined strong" as part of a Whit-Monday fair.

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Ziplines are built with half-inch wide galvanized cable with a break strength in excess of 22,000lbs.

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The gravity-fueled conveyance using cables and pulleys threaded between two points was created by workers and residents who needed to quickly transport people and supplies across canyons, rivers, and other impassable areas in remote regions of China, the Costa Rican rainforest, and the Australian Outback.

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Zipping pulleys have a break strength in excess of 14,000lbs. Platforms are designed to hold loads of at least 40,000lbs.

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There are over 700 zipline courses worldwide.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing."

ANSWER: Hunter S. Thompson.

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