Pool disappears beneath stone slab

Stefan Kanetis’s mother loved her life as a dancer, but paid a price for it when she was in her later years. The wear and tear on her body made it difficult for her to get around. Her doctor suggested swimming, but getting in and out of a pool would be very difficult. So Mr. Kanetis invented a pool with a floor that raised and lowered…

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Swimmers In Austria Told To Stop Swallowing Water

 

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Even Animated Figures Enjoy A Dip In The Pool
A budget-conscious council in Austria has requested that swimmers stop swallowing water in a bid to save money. According to a survey carried out by managers at Vienna’s 18 public swimming pools bathers are drinking 5,000 litres of chlorinated pool water a day!

Swimming To Avoid The Record Breaking Heat In China

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Cannonball jumps are out of the question

Pity the poor swimmer who wanted to do some lengths. These extraordinary images show a busy Monday at the Suining public baths in China’s Sichuan province.

The pool is so crowded that only a rubber ring can ensure bathers of any personal space at all.

China is currently enjoying, if that’s the right word, a record-breaking heatwave with temperatures regularly soaring above 95 degrees Fahrenheit; 35 Celsius.

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The Nirvana Bathtub – Like Bathing in a Planetarium

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Soaking in a bathtub is relaxing. Staring at the stars is also relaxing. So I guess it’s only natural to assume that combining the two is even more relaxing. Right?
The Nirvana Bathtub is basically an normal tub that’s been outfitted with 360 LED lights on the surface. Touch controls allow you to adjust the lights as well as the water, and a hand shower is motion activated. Fancy! But wouldn’t an open window to the night sky next to a normal, cheaper tub be just as good, if not better?
Via BornRich

Soaking in a bathtub is relaxing. Staring at the stars is also relaxing. So I guess it’s only natural to assume that combining the two is even more relaxing. Right?

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Are Jellyfish Changing The Ocean’s Temperature?

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Jellyfish mixing up the oceans’ waters

Talk about a “butterfly flaps its wings” scenario. Scientists Kakani Katija and John Dabiri of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have worked out just how jellyfish swim, and propose that the way jellyfish and other swimmers move through the water could have as big an impact on mixing up the oceans’ waters as tides and wind, which means they’re an important part of determining the temperatures of the seas.

Fish Agility Training Set

Fish Agility Training Set 

 

So far Hammacher Schlemmer has managed to avoid the unfortunate demise of The Sharper Image by keeping their catalog stocked with unique items that don’t immediately make you think “crap!” But it’s items like this that make me wonder if the road to SharperImageTown isn’t just a few short turns away. The Fish Agility Training Set will apparently allow you to teach your ‘pet’ fish a series of underwater activities like swimming through hoops, pushing a soccer ball or navigating a slalom course. Instead of their usual routine of eat, swim, eat, swim, eat, swim, die.

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