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…Only you can prevent forest fires?

Fake Fire Extinguisher

How do fake fire extinguishers help prevent forest fires?

Simple: The medium is the message.

By installing these wooden fire extinguishers in the Table Mountain National Park, Animal Farm hopes to show that “it is almost impossible to stop a wild fire once it has started”. Thus, “using a real fire extinguisher on one would be as effective as using the wooden one” and “the only way to stop the fires is to prevent them”.

In addition to being a powerful message, the extinguishers were also carved by The Carpenters Shop, a “Non Governmental Organization set up to teach woodwork skills to the homeless and unemployed”; meaning this is an all-around feel good project.

Simple and subtle, yet powerful.

I love it!

[Via: Creative Review]

…Jets make great fire extinguishers?

Some engineers from Hungary (yes, they exist) took an old Russian tank, removed the gun turrets, replaced them with two turbines from a MiG-21 fighter jet, added water, and made themselves the most bad ass Super Soaker on the planet. Designed to help put out oil fires that normally take days to extinguish, this jet-powered fire extinguisher does the task in just minutes. Kinda makes you want to be a Hungarian firefighter now, doesn’t it?

[Via: High T3ch Magazine]