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Nachfolgend jetzt ein Artikel der mir in Soup über den Weg gelaufen ist bei dem ich mir nicht ganz sicher bin ob das totaler ernst oder totaler schwachsinn ist:

Earthquake preparedness home

The first thing to determine is whether you live in an earthquake zone. This might seem a little silly, but contrary to popular belief the West Coast of the United States is not the only part of the country where earthquakes can occur, so if you’re not sure, you can check maps on the US Geological Survey website to find out.

Of course assuming that you do live in earthquake country, which is probably why you’re reading this, the next thing to do is to learn how to be prepared for an earthquake.Natural disasters, like earthquakes, can happen at any time. Earthquakes are violent, they strike without warning and they can be deadly, so being prepared is your best defense.

Many people are aware that they should do something to be prepared; they’re just not quite sure what that is. Non-structural interior mitigation is one of those things. It’s the methods of securing top-heavy furniture, TVs, electronics, wall hangings and breakables around your home.

All of these things can become potential hazards in an earthquake. They can cause personal injury, and in some cases even death, if they are not secured.Our focus in these articles will be to explain how easy, affordable and reassuring it is to prepare a home for a major earthquake.

Furniture Straps

We specialize in earthquake preparedness and our extensive line of products includes emergency kits, safety lightsticks and furniture safety straps among other things.To get the ball rolling, let’s take a look at furniture straps and what makes them so good.

They are now the recommended method for fastening tall, top-heavy pieces of furniture such as china cabinets, bookcases and entertainment centers. They are flexible nylon straps, each of which has a break strength of 350 lbs.Two straps must be attached to each item of furniture, meaning you can secure things weighing up to 700 lbs in total.

Earthquake preparedness home

Their big advantage is that they stick to the top of your furniture using Velcro and industrial strength 3M adhesive in what’s called a hook and loop system and that means you don’t have to drill holes in your furniture anymore.

The other end of the strap is secured into the wall stud. This enables the furniture to sway in motion with the shaking of an earthquake without toppling over because it remains attached to the wall.

What makes this the preferred method for securing furniture, as opposed to using rigid metal brackets, is that the straps allow the furniture to stay upright rather than being sheered from the wall and smashing to the floor due to the force of the quake.


Furniture straps come in a variety of colors to match the décor of your home to make sure you have established earthquake preparedness in your home in an effort to secure earthquake safety.

Ich mag ja mein IPhone und ich mag auch die Fotos und Filme die es macht und finde auch die IMovie App klasse. Allerdings einen ganzen Film (gut einen kurzen ganzen Film) würde ich damit jetzt nicht unbedingt machen. Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy) hat jetzt angeblich einen kompletten 30minüter auf dem Iphone 4 gedreht. Das Genre gibt er dabei selbst als Fantasy-Horror an. Dem Wall Street Journal hat er erzählt dass sich dabei die Arbeitsweise kaum von der bei einem “echten” Film unterschieden hat.

“We went through all the same film-making processes except that the camera was small.”

Dabei scheint es sich jetzt nicht ausschließlich um ein ästhetisches Experiment zu handeln, da die Firma, die das IPhone in Chan-Wooks Heimat Südkorea exklusiv vertreibt sich mit 130.000 Dollar an dem Machwerk beteiligt hat. Zur Geschichte des Filmes selbst weiß das Wall Street Journal folgendes zu berichten:

The short is a fantastical tale that begins with a middle-aged man fishing one afternoon and then, hours later at night, catches the body of a woman. The panicked man tries to undo the intertwined fishing line, but he gets more and more entangled. He faints, then wakes up to find himself in the white clothes that the woman was wearing. The movie’s point of view then shifts to the woman and it becomes a tale of life and death from a traditional Korean point of view.

Trailer oder ähnliches gibt es leider (noch) nicht, aber bereits Ende des Monats soll das gute Stück in neun ausgewählten Kinos zu sehen sein. Damit wird der Streifen wohl auch den Weg ins Internet finden. Bis dahin gibts leider nur ein Still.

Weil ich aber gerne ein Iphone Video posten würde gibts nach der Pause eines von mir.

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