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Comment: are these photos for real? If there really is a pool like this,
where is it?

http://users.pandora.be/Besthumorsite/PhotogalleryXV/pages/swimming_pool1.htm

http://users.pandora.be/Besthumorsite/PhotogalleryXV/pages/swimming_pool2.htm

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Jeffrey814
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Phoenix Seagaia Resort

ocean dome

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Oh yeah. We just go one where the driveway used to be. Pain to clean though, and now we don't have a place to park the second car. [lol]
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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: are these photos for real? If there really is a pool like this,
where is it?

http://users.pandora.be/Besthumorsite/PhotogalleryXV/pages/swimming_pool1.htm

http://users.pandora.be/Besthumorsite/PhotogalleryXV/pages/swimming_pool2.htm

These two pictures look to be computer generated. They were probably use to sell and promote the wave pool before it was even build. This is a very common thing to do when trying to finance large projects and some times even small ones.
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I think I saw this or one just like it, on the History Channel, on "Modern Marvels". The one they showed was like the photo, an indoor beach. In Japan I think.

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http://www.gluckman.com/IndoorBeach.html

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quote:
Originally posted by LayDowntheBoogie:
I think I saw this or one just like it, on the History Channel, on "Modern Marvels". The one they showed was like the photo, an indoor beach. In Japan I think.

ETA:

http://www.gluckman.com/IndoorBeach.html

The Japanese also built an indoor ski resort.
http://www.goski.com/rjpn/1skidome.htm

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If you look at the far end of photo1 the shadow thrown by the roof (on the white wall on the right hand side) shows that the sun is behind the photographer therefore the roof above the photographer should be casting a shadow over the foreground.

Also, why are there no cars in the carpark and I wonder whats wrong with the real beach....

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quote:
Originally posted by Mat:
I wonder whats wrong with the real beach....

Yeah, why would you build one of those a block from the water? I'd think a more ideal place would be in North Dakota or some other such place far away from a tropical beach...

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quote:
Originally posted by Mat:
I wonder whats wrong with the real beach....

It's kind of hard to charge people for the use of the real beach (depending on local laws and customs, of course). The artificial beach also allows for a year round beach experience, regardless of the weather.

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Also, I believe that the 'sand' is actually crushed marble pebbles that won't stick to you.

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How about a reduced chance of sunburn? That's the number one reason I would go here rather than the beach. If that's a glass dome over the top, people aren't going to get fried to a crisp.

Also, I'm sure the place would be climate controlled. No suffocating humidity, no intolerable heat. And it would be perfect for rainy days.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ian The Gravy:
Also, I believe that the 'sand' is actually a specifically engineered styrofoam or some other sort of material that won't stick to you.

According to the article posted by Laydowntheboogie, it's crushed marble pebbles.

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I saw this on tv. I wish we had something like that here! They said the sand (not sand) does not stick to you!! I have lived close to the beach all my life, but hate going because of the SAND! Next 4 days I am stuck getting sand out of parts I didn't even know it could go. lol

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Barbara Streisand is suing to have these pictures of her swimming pool removed from the site.

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quote:
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Comment: are these photos for real? If there really is a pool like this,
where is it?

I think that would be the natatorium at Hogwarts Academy.

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quote:
Originally posted by severely allergic moonlight:
quote:
Originally posted by Mat:
I wonder whats wrong with the real beach....

Yeah, why would you build one of those a block from the water? I'd think a more ideal place would be in North Dakota or some other such place far away from a tropical beach...

moon "or is it just me?" light

Because they're Japanese.

That may sound like an awful thing to say, but consider Hello Kitty, Dog Bark Translators, and vending machines with panties. I'm making no judgements, only saying that their culture is very different from mine even aside from the obvious shoe thing.

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What's with Japanese and their obsession with making everything so freaking huge. I mean people think America is bad with overdoing certain things, but the Japanese are the Kings of Excessiveness...it must be Penis Envy or something.
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I took a course on Asian history last year, and my teacher had been to Japan several times. He showed us slides of this pool, telling us how popular it is, even with the real beach being so close.

Also, another thing the Japanese love is golf. Because of lack of space, they have driving ranges that, instead of being spread out, are stacked up like parking garages. He said a way someone could make good money was to organize golfing trips for Japanese over here in the states. Might be a good investment.

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quote:
Originally posted by Scotty-Do:
What's with Japanese and their obsession with making everything so freaking huge. I mean people think America is bad with overdoing certain things, but the Japanese are the Kings of Excessiveness...it must be Penis Envy or something.

I think the same thing every time I get into my humongous Toyota Corolla.
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quote:
Originally posted by Drag, the Spastic Colon:
quote:
Originally posted by Scotty-Do:
What's with Japanese and their obsession with making everything so freaking huge. I mean people think America is bad with overdoing certain things, but the Japanese are the Kings of Excessiveness...it must be Penis Envy or something.

I think the same thing every time I get into my humongous Toyota Corolla.
or when Mrs Davros and i visted her sister in japan her apartment was so big it would have fitted in my kitchen at home with room to spare
one of us had to step outside for room to get dressed

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I've been there! Oh, and trust me, you don't want to swim in the ocean in JP, for one, it is REALLY COLD, and 2: it is HEAVILY POLLUTED. They dump something like 90% of their garbage in seafills.
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Hmmm...I'm just wondering snopes; When you get a comment like this and post it on the message board, do you send the commenter to the thread?

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Well, indoors ski resort is real. I remember when ski world championship was in Japan Swiss television went there with Swiss ski pros to test it.

Also, there's an artificial beach in a wearhouse near Berlin, Germany. But it's not that huge. (I know this because friends of mine wanted to go there but found it too expensive.) It's more like a sort of party spot for beach parties. (But with water so you can actually swim)

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quote:
Originally posted by Jeffrey814:
Phoenix Seagaia Resort

ocean dome

Your links aren't working. Googling . . .
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It seems it is real

http://www.seagaia.co.jp/english/odr/od.html

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In fact, Ocean Dome is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest indoor water park, measuring 300 meters in length, 100 meters in width.
Guiness:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/gwr5/content_pages/record.asp?recordid=49992

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Everyone says it's kind of new, but I remember reading about this thing in my 3-2-1 Contact magazine along with the indoor ski-resort when I was like 11... that means it's been around since... (carry the 5...) at least 15 years? But yes, it's real. Also, i think the ocean's really cold in Japan, but I could be very wrong.
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