Sunday, January 28, 2007

Aussie Water Cannon

Used to disperse rioting turf farm workers.

It's actually a bloody big sprinkler.


  • Would make for great fun at a water park, eh? We could use a couple hundred of them here in Georgia (U.S.) where it’s hot as blazes and we’re in the midst of a long drought. Actually, though, in Arkansas and Mississippi where I grew up, you can see these everywhere as you drive through the countryside, where the rice farmers use them -- though they aren’t typically attached to tractors. Instead, the connect several of them together along one long pole that sits on a series of tripod legs. At the bottom of the legs are wheels that allow the whole gigantic contraption to pivot on a central axis all around the field. Someone once told me that they make a complete circle in twenty-four hours, but I don’t think that’s actually true. Rather, I think they are simply moved about as needed by the farmers.

    By Anonymous Digital Cameras, at 4:45 am  

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