因為很愛紐西蘭

今天在Buzzfeed看到這篇文章覺得很有趣,想說大概翻譯一下加上自己的心得跟大家分享

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1. The kea, a bird native to NZ, is known for pulling windscreen wipers off cars and eating the strips of rubber from windows.

Kea,是一種在紐西蘭的鳥,大家都知道他們很愛破壞雨刷跟車窗上的橡膠封條。裡面的連結新聞,是Kea偷了遊客的護照!!

2. The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in Hawkes Bay.

世界上最長的地名在北島Hawkes Bay. 這裡我們有開車經過! 不過好像沒有拍照留念


3. No part of the country is more than 128km (79 miles) from the sea.

紐西蘭的任何一個地方離海的距離不會超過128公里,就是離海很近的意思。

這其實也還好,台灣不是更近.. XD


4. In the scene of Star Trek: First Contact, where we see Earth from space, Australia and Papua New Guinea are clearly visible but New Zealand is missing.

在星際爭霸戰電影裡有一幕從外太空看地球,可以清楚的看到澳洲和巴布亞紐幾內亞,但就是沒有紐西蘭!


5. Wellington is the southernmost capital city in the world.

威靈頓是全世界最南的首都


6. Only 5% of NZ’s population is human- the rest are animals.

紐西蘭動物總數只有5%是人類

 
7. NZ is the least corrupt nation in the world (tied with Denmark), according to the Corruptions Perception Index.

根據Corruptions Perception Index,紐西蘭跟丹麥並列為世界上貪腐最少的國家


8. New Zealand has more Scottish pipe bands per capita than any other country in the world.

紐西蘭擁有世界人均最多擁有蘇格蘭風琴樂團的國家!

在紐西蘭的確遇到很多蘇格蘭移民,也聽過居民在練習

 

9. Blue Lake, in Nelson Lakes National Park, has the clearest water in the world.

在Nelson國家公園裡的Blue Lake 是世界上最乾淨的水!


10. New Zealand is home to the world’s smallest dolphin species.

紐西蘭是世界上最小海豚的家


11. There are no land snakes, native or introduced, in NZ.

紐西蘭是一個陸地上沒有蛇的國家,沒有原生的蛇也沒有被引進的。

 

12. New Zealand has three official languages: English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language.

紐西蘭有三種官方語言:英語、毛利語、紐西蘭手語


13. In 2008, TripAdvisor named Milford Sound (pictured below) the world’s top travel destination, based on an international survey.

2008年時,Tripadvisior根據全球調查票選Milford Sound為世界級旅遊景點

 

14. Organised commercial bungee jumping first began in New Zealand.

商業性質的高空彈跳是從紐西蘭開始的


15. The first man to climb Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, was a Kiwi.

第一個爬聖母峰的人是紐西蘭人


16. The lowest denomination in NZ currency is the 10 cent piece.

紐幣最小面額是10分


17. More people die in New Zealand each year playing lawn bowls than scuba diving.

每年在紐西蘭死於草地滾球的人比浮潛的人多

草地滾球真的很多人玩~


18. NZ is home to more species of penguins than any other country.

紐西蘭有著世界上最多種類的企鵝


19. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote.

1893年,紐西蘭成為第一個婦女有投票權的國家

他們的確很重視人權


 20. Auckland is one of the most affordable cities in the world to live in.

奧克蘭是全世界最經濟實惠的城市之一


21. One in three Auckland households own a boat.

在奧克蘭三分之一家庭擁有一艘船


22. The Māori name for NZ, Aoetaroa, means ‘land of the long white cloud’.

紐西蘭的毛利語為"Aoetaroa",意思是綿綿白雲的土地。


23. In 2013, NZ legalised same-sex marriage.

2013年,紐西蘭通過同性婚姻合法化


24. Lake Taupo was formed by a supervolcanic eruption 26,000 years ago. The dust from the eruption could be seen in modern day China.

陶波湖是兩萬六千年前火山爆發形成的,即使在現在的中國還可能看到當時因爆發產生的粉塵


25. New Zealand is home to the giant weta, the heaviest insect in the world. It is heavier than a sparrow and looks like a giant cockroach.

紐西蘭是全世界最重的昆蟲Giant weta的家。比麻雀還重,看起來很像巨大的蟑螂(抖)


26. Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, is the world’s steepest street. The road has a gradient of 1 in 2.86 at its steepest section, a 38 per cent grade.

丹尼丁有全世界最陡的街,斜坡有38度

 

27. 15% of NZ’s population are Māori.

紐西蘭有15%人口數是毛利人


28. New Zealand is similar in size to the UK, but only has a population of about 4 million (compared to 63 million in the UK).

紐西蘭跟英國面積差不多,但是只有四百萬人(英國有六千三百萬人)

 

29. About one third of the country is protected national park.

紐西蘭有三分之一都是受保護的國家公園


30. NZ was voted the world’s best country in 2007 and 2008 by Wanderlust magazine.

紐西蘭被Wanderlusty雜誌票選為2007年全世界最棒的國家


31. Pelorus Jack was a dolphin who guided ships through dangerous and rocky waters around NZ in the early 1900s.

Pelorus Jack是20世紀初時,一隻多次帶領船隻通過危險多岩石海域的海豚


32. There are only two countries in the world where drug companies are permitted to advertise to the public: New Zealand and USA.

紐西蘭和美國,是世界上唯二可以允許藥廠對大眾宣傳廣告的國家

 
33. Kiwi Nancy Wake was the Gestapo’s most wanted person during World War II. She once killed a SS sentry with her bare hands.

紐西蘭出生的Nancy Wake在二次世界大戰中,曾是納粹蓋世太保最想抓拿的頭號人物。他曾赤手空拳殺死一個納粹哨兵。

 

34. More people live in Auckland than in the whole of the South Island.

住在奧克蘭比住在南島的人還多


35. The logo for the Royal New Zealand Air Force is a kiwi- a flightless bird.

紐西蘭空軍的標誌是一隻奇異鳥-一隻不能飛的鳥(哈哈)

 

36. In the Lord of the Rings films, the beer drunk on camera was a custom NZ brew called ‘Sobering Thought’.

在魔戒裡哈比人喝的啤酒是訂製的紐西蘭啤酒叫做"Sobering Thought"(腦袋清醒,沒有醉)

 

37. The filming of these movies pumped around $200 million into the country’s economy. The New Zealand government even created a Minister for Lord of the Rings, to ensure the most money could be made from the films.

魔戒電影替紐西蘭帶來兩億紐幣產值。紐西蘭政府甚至設立了魔戒部長,來確保可以從電影獲得最大收益


38. In 1996, a man broke into a radio station in Wanganui and took the manager hostage, demanding that they play the Muppet song “Rainbow Connection”.

在1996年,Wanganui有一個人闖進電台挾持經理,要求他們播放木偶歷險記裡的歌  =_=||


39. Two NZ rescue dogs were taught to drive a car around a track, in order to prove the intelligence of shelter animals.

兩隻被救援的狗被訓練到可以開車在軌道繞一圈,為了證明動物收容所的動物也是很聰明的!(狗開車這個影片真的很酷!)


40. The Kiwi badminton team name was ‘The Black Cocks’, but after a year, had to change it due to complaints.

紐西蘭羽球隊曾經叫做"The Black Cocks"(Cock是公雞,但是也是俗話裡的男性性器官),經過一年後因為很多抱怨必須改名

 

41. In 1990, the NZ prime minister appointed a National Wizard.

1990年,紐西蘭首相指定了一位國家巫師。

他以前都會在基督城那邊!


42. Rugby player Wayne Shelford got his scrotum ripped open mid-game in a bad tackle. He was taken off the field with one testicle LITERALLY hanging out, got stitched up on the bench and continued the game.

橄欖球員Wayne Shelford在比賽中一次很糟的擒抱摔倒導致陰囊被撕裂,被抬出場時真的就一顆睪丸晾在外面,結果他在板凳上縫一縫後又再度上場(這個真的蠻令人震驚的~也太強了吧)


 43. NZ high schools and universities are permitted to keep a pound of uranium or thorium for educational purposes. However, there is a $1 million fine if it explodes.

紐西蘭的高中和大學被允許因為教育目的而持有鈾和釷,但是,如果爆炸的話,要被罰款一百萬紐幣

 

44. There is a giant carnivorous snail living in the South Island.

南島有一種肉食性的巨大蝸牛


45. From 1867 to 1927, the government planed ahead for shipwrecks by building supply-filled huts on remote islands.

從1867到1927年間,政府未雨綢繆船難的發生,在很偏僻島嶼蓋了物資補給小屋


46. There is a clock in Dunedin which has been running since 1864, despite never having been wound since it was made.

丹尼丁有一個鐘從1864開始運轉,從被製造至今都完好如初


47. Gisborne airport has train tracks running across the middle of the runway. Quite often, trains and planes have to stop until one moves out of the way.

Gisborne的機場有鐵路軌道從飛機跑道中通過,火車和飛機常常要停止等到其中一方通過。


48. NZ had a 58% casualty rate in World War I.

紐西蘭在第一次世界大戰有58%軍隊傷亡人數


49. Kiwifruit were originally called Chinese gooseberries.

奇異果源自中國獼猴桃

 

50. New Zealand is one of the only countries to have two national anthems- God Save The Queen and God Defend New Zealand.

紐西蘭是全世界為一有兩首國歌的國家:God Save The Queen(英國國歌) and God Defend New Zealand.

 

51. Ninety Mile Beach is actually only 90 kilometres long.

90英哩海灘實際上是90公里長 (1 mile =1.609344 kilometers) 所以是更長的意思


52. Moa birds were native to NZ, but are now extinct. They were 12 feet tall and weighed about 230kg.

恐鳥是原生於紐西蘭,但是已經絕種了,12英尺高(約36公尺),重達230公斤


53. The man who pioneered plastic surgery, Harold Gillies, was a Kiwi.

首創整形手術的人是紐西蘭人


54. As was Baron Ernest Rutherford, who was the first man to split an atom. He also discovered (and named) the proton.

第一個分裂原子的人,同時也是發現並命名質子的人

 


55. New Zealand is the only country in the world where all the highest positions have been simultaneously held by women: In 2006, the Queen, the Governor-General, the PM, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chief Justice were all women. 

唯一一個國家所有的高階職位同時都是女性:2006年時,女王、英聯邦總督、首相、眾議院發言人、審判長都是女性


56. The national sport of NZ is rugby union.

紐西蘭國球是橄欖球


57. There are no nuclear power stations in New Zealand.

紐西蘭沒有核電廠


58. In 2008, Henry the tuatara became a father for the first time at the age of 111. (A tuatara is a reptile native to New Zealand.)

2008年的時候,紐西蘭特有蜥蜴(Tuatara)亨利,在111歲時第一次成為爸爸。


59. New Zealand is the only country with the right to put Hobbit-related images on its currency.

紐西蘭是唯一一個有權利可以把哈比人相關圖片放在貨幣上的國家

 

60. New Zealand was the last habitable land mass to be populated.

紐西蘭是最後一個被大量人口入住的國家


61. Three quarters of New Zealanders living overseas are in Australia.

四分之三的海外紐西蘭人都住在澳洲


62. 94% of all prisoners in NZ are male.

在紐西蘭94%的受刑人都是男性

 

63. The only land mammals native to NZ are bats. The rest were introduced by Maoris and Europeans.

在紐西蘭唯一的原生哺乳類是蝙蝠。剩下的都是被毛利人和歐洲人引進的

 

64. In 2007, the NZ courts banned a couple from naming their child 4Real. In the end they named him Superman.

2007年時,紐西蘭法院禁止一對伴侶替他們的小孩取名為"4Real"(是真的). 最後他們替牠取名為Superman (超人)


65. New Zealand produces 100 kg of butter and 65 kg of cheese each year per person.

紐西蘭每人每年生產一百公斤的奶油和六十五公斤的起士


66. Earlier this year, after losing a poker bet, a New Zealand man legally changed his name to Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova. The 99-character name was almost denied because the legal limit is 100 characters.

今年初,有個紐西蘭男性因為輸了撲克牌賭局,所以合法的把他的名字改成99字母長的 "Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova".這個名字差一點就被拒絕登記因為合法的字母數是一百個 (這真的有夠白癡的啦@@)


67. NZ has banned all television advertising on Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day, and Christmas Day.

在一些特定節日紐西蘭禁止所有的電視廣告:Good Friday, Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day, and Christmas Day.


68. Niue, a self-governed island of NZ, has images of Pokemon on its legal tender coins. There is also a limited collection of coins with images from the Star Wars films.

紐西蘭有一個自治島"Niue",它們的硬幣上有口袋怪獸(皮卡丘等)的圖案,也有限量發行電影星際爭霸戰的圖案。(挖~這個真的太酷了!)

 

69. There are more vending machines in Japan than there are people in New Zealand.

日本的販賣機比紐西蘭人口還多(紐西蘭人口是四百萬)

 

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呼~終於翻完了

真是長知識阿

紐西蘭真的什麼事都有可能會發生 超酷的!

而且我很喜歡KIWI樂天又幽默的個性(大概是與世無爭的關係吧)

像每年愚人節他們都會有一些看似認真的(在報紙或廣告)的作弄報導 很好笑

去超市也是常常赤腳 永遠都穿夾腳拖!

我愛紐西蘭!!

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