This climb, in July 1917, was celebrated in the history of our city.
Two Galician acrobats, father and son, named D. José and D. Miguel Puertullano, to promote a brand of biscuits, climbed, without any security equipment, the 76 meters high that the tower has.
Once up there, they did acrobatics on the cross that ends the tower. Before they had drank tea accompanied by such biscuits, and dropped advertising papers, part that is not seen in this little film.
Below, a huge crowd was watching all this.
To show you this adventure we have a video of about 8 minutes, made from the film at the time, by Raul de Caldevilla, unfortunately without original sound. I draw attention to the way the acrobats are dressed. Pants, shirt and even a tie!
Look at the tranquility of these artists. No ropes or protection net. The basbaques, down here, waited for the fall, and were left without that part of the show.
The Clérigos Church with its tower is the main monument in the city of Oporto. It was designed and built by Nicolao Nasoni in the 18th century.
In 1917, while this adventure was taking place, the Portuguese fought in the First World War, which would only end the following year.
Do not know the author of this text, but I thank him/her for this history sharing!
IMPOSSIBLE, but it happened live on SIC Portuguese TV.
Netflix really got itself in the film business, and so this sci-fi it’s one of its offerings… Io it’s one of Jupiter’s moon and also the name of one of Zeus human passion and so this film kind of get us lost into a bit of mythology thing… I think it had more potential than this final version gives us but, nonetheless, it’s a cool film for the sci-fi freaks out there!
IMPORTANT – Covid-19 – DANGER! Read this report
Physicians in the ICU of the MILITARY HOSPITAL *:
We want to make a cordial appeal to the common sense of people who accepted the lack of confinement as if the pandemic had ended and as if we had returned to normalcy before the start of this crisis.
Infecting with the coronavirus is not a common cold:
There are high fevers, sore throats and tightness in the chest to the point that life seems to be going away and the worst is there;
Resuscitation is required.
* There is talk of ventilation, but it is NOT an oxygen mask placed on your mouth and nose, while you have fun thinking about your life, no!
Invasive ventilation for COVID-19 is intubation that is done under general anesthesia and consists of staying for at least 2 to 3 weeks without moving, usually on your stomach (prone position) with a tube in your mouth to the trachea, which allows you to breathe in the rhythm of the machine to which it is connected. You cannot talk, eat or do anything naturally because the discomfort and pain you feel requires the administration of sedatives and painkillers to ensure tolerance to the tube.
During the time the patient needs the machine to breathe, he will be in an induced coma, that is, in an artificial coma.
In 20 days with this treatment, a young patient will have a loss of muscle mass of 40% and the subsequent re-education will be 6 to 12 months, associated with severe trauma to the mouth or vocal cords. It is for this reason that the elderly or people fragile in their health do not last. If you have read this message so far, we would appreciate it if you shared it so that we can all take it seriously now that it is coming out again. Follow the instructions and remember that you need to be taken much more seriously.
This pandemic ends when the vaccine is found, NOT BEFORE.
Thank you for spreading it.