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The Marvelous Anti Gravity Vehicles of New Zealand

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This flying saucer, zooming over the shoreline with accompanying teapot and cup, is just one of the odd anti gravity vehicles found in some regions of New Zealand. Luckily, intrepid photographer Zelman Menashi has chronicled the "old anti gravity cruisers of New Zealand." We've got a gallery of some of these century-old, floating horseless carriages.

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Menashi points out helpfully:

New Zealand has been using anti gravity since the 19th century, thanks to its accidental discovery through Invercargill farmer Gary Wilson in 1863 who, originally intending to construct a slow-cooker for lamb stew inside a shed behind his house, built the first ketone fission device known to southern man. As we now know, the concept never took off commercially because of its inability to cross the equator, where ketone thrust inverts, leading to a sudden reversal of the vehicle's Z-coordinate orientation. An expedition is planned to recover Wilson and his vehicle who, sadly, disappeared in the sea off Papua New Guinea in 1872 while on world anti gravity tour, accidentally making that other, tragic yet vital, discovery.

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Invercargill is also where he saw that strange flying saucer and tea set as well. You can see more of Manashi's anti gravity chronicles in his Flickr stream.

Illustration for article titled The Marvelous Anti Gravity Vehicles of New Zealand
Illustration for article titled The Marvelous Anti Gravity Vehicles of New Zealand
Illustration for article titled The Marvelous Anti Gravity Vehicles of New Zealand
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dragonfliet
dragonfliet

The description is fantastic and hilarious, the pictures, however, look like they were pulled from the original Myst game. So, so bad.