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Kiwiosities: Lovelock’s Mile

Excerpts from Kiwiosities, a book by Gordon Ell on the traditions and folklore of New Zealand.

Lovelock’s Mile

Actually a 1500 running race when Jack New Zealander Jack Lovelock      clipped a second off the world record with 3 minutes 47.8 seconds at the 1936 Berlin Olympic games. The result, the equivalent of running a mile in four minutes four seconds, set the pace for a post-war battle to win the mile in less than four minutes.

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A world without meat?

Vegan and vegetarian options have become noticeable in shops and restaurants in the last few years. This is a  trend in most western nations. (Vegans don’t eat any meat products. Vegetarians  may eat dairy products). The Telegraph reports that in the last ten years the number of vegans in the UK rose by 360%.

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