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2011/6.2, June 29 -- Water Cube, Raised Spas, Main Drains and more

 

June 29, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM

One of the biggest architectural stars of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing — along with the spectacular ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium — was the National Aquatics Center, a phantasmagoric structure like no other on earth. But once the Olympics came to a close, what happened to the 'Water Cube' and its dreamy, shifting color patterns?  [more]

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Expensive Celebrity AFR!
JLo's Toddler Poops in Family Pool — Resulting Repair Bill Is $6,000  
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How much do you know about frog skin? One of the following statements does not come from allaboutfrogs.org and is not true. Which is it?

  1. Frogs don’t usually swallow water; instead, they absorb most of the moisture they need through their skin.
  2. In addition to the oxygen they get through their lungs, frogs take in more oxygen from water by absorbing it through their skin.
  3. Frog skin needs to be wet to absorb oxygen — which is why frogs secrete a mucus that makes their skin moist and slimy.
  4. Frogs shed their skin regularly — in some cases weekly, in others daily — to keep it healthy.
  5. Once frogs shed their skin, they bury it in the pond’s mud.

To see the correct answer, click . And don't miss the trailer for the 1972 suspense horror film "Frogs"!

 

2011/6.1, June 15 -- Vanishing Edges, Banpo Bridge Fountain, Portfolios and more

June 15, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
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Gwyneth Paltrow Burns Off
Eyebrows in Freak Accident —
Pool Prevents Worse Injury
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How much do you know about water polo? Can you answer the following questions?

1. During game play, how many players from each team are allowed
in the playing area of the pool?

2. How long can a team possess the ball without shooting for the goal
(unless an opponent commits an ‘ejection foul’)?

3. What does the term “egg beater” refer to in water polo?

Source: Wikipedia

 

2011/5.2, May 25 -- Using Color Theory, Outdoor Living, Donald Trump's Hair and more

May 25, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
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'Donald Trump's Hair Found Dead In Las Vegas Swimming Pool...Autopsy Set for Tomorrow'  [more]

Here are some clues:

> He has more than 35 platinum and gold albums.

> His albums have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

> He had a long-term relationship with a beautiful American actress.

> He can’t read music.

> He has great hair (much better than The Donald's).

Click to see the answer and to watch this performer in action.

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2011/5.1, May 11 -- Garden Steps and Landings, Waterfalls, Spa Aesthetics and more

May 11, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
IN THE UNDERWATER OPERA,
IT AIN'T OVER TILL THE FAT
LADY FLOATS — OR MAKES
WHALE-LIKE SOUNDS 
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2011/4.2, April 27 -- WaterShapes World, Pond Filtration, NSPF's Tom Lachocki and more

April 27, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
WHY DID ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
SURROUND HIS SWIMMING POOL WITH COMMUNIST STATUES?  
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1. Phoenix, Arizona, in 1984
2. Edmonton, Canada, in 1985
3. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, in 1986
4. Tokyo, Japan, in 1987

 

2011/4.1, April 13 -- Pond Liners, Rainwater Capturing, Book Notes and more

April 13, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
YANKEE SLUGGER A-ROD
ORDERED TO CLEAN UP
APARTMENT COMPLEX POOL  [more]

Here are some clues:

  • His real first name was Clarence.
  • He grew up in Hawaii.
  • He starred in 'Aquacade' at the New York World's Fair.
  • He starred in the 1933 Tarzan movie 'Tarzan the Fearless.'
  • He was the only actor to play Tarzan, Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers—the top three comic strip heroes of the 1930s.
 

2011/3.2, March 30 -- Proper Pond Plumbing, Magic Fountain, Roman Goddess and more

March 30, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
'SIN CITY' ADULT AND TOPLESS POOLS MAKE BIG SPLASH WITH TOURISTS  [more]
The modern bikini was introduced by French engineer Louis Réard and fashion designer Jacques Heim in Paris in 1946. Réard was a car engineer but by 1946 he was running his mother's lingerie boutique near Les Folies Bergères in Paris. Heim was working on a new kind of beach costume. It comprised two pieces, the bottom large enough to cover its wearer's navel. In May 1946, he advertised it as the world's "smallest bathing suit." Réard named his swimsuit the "bikini," taking the name from the Bikini Atoll, one of a series of islands in the South Pacific where testing on the new atomic bomb was occurring that summer.

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2011/3.1, March 16 -- Water Chemistry, Lava Rocks, Elephants' Rumps and more

March 16, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
WITCHES IN THE WATER:
THE MACABRE TEST THAT
ALWAYS ENDED BADLY
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Wikipedia describes koi as ‘ornamental, domesticated varieties of common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor ponds or water gardens.’ More than 1,000 years ago, the Chinese began breeding koi to create colorful patterns on the animals — which now come in shades of white, black, red, yellow, blue and cream. The Japanese started to breed koi in the 1820s. (The term koi means ‘carp’ in Japanese.) Thanks to the fish’s ability to adapt to a variety of water and climate conditions, koi ponds are now delighting people throughout much of the world.

  1. 50 years
  2. 75 years
  3. 100 years
  4. 200 years

To see the correct answer, click .


2011/2.2, February 23 -- Green Building, Tuning Water's Sounds, Japanese Gardens and more

February 23, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
DID A UFO DRAIN A POOL IN
ARGENTINA WITHOUT LEAVING
EVEN A TRACE OF WATER?  [more]

2011/2.1, February 9 -- Natural Pools, Ripples, Traditional Gardens and more

February 9, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
 
FLAMBOYANT BRIT FILLS POOL
WITH BOOZE, AMERICAN ARTIST DOES SAME WITH DIET COLA
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A swimming competition held in London in 1844 marked the first time British swimmers witnessed the crawl stroke. Who performed the crawl at the event, swimming to victory?

  1. Chinese swimmers
  2. Native American swimmers
  3. Brazilian swimmers
  4. Australian swimmers

To see the correct answer, click .


2011/1.2, January 26 -- Painting with Stone, Ozone's Capabilities, Mark Urban and more

January 26, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
SEXY AIR FRANCE COMMERCIAL
SPOTLIGHTS SWIMMING POOL
AS SYMBOL OF THE GOOD LIFE
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2011/1.1, January 12 -- Ozone's Green Side, Stone Erosion, Color and more

January 12, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
WINERY FEATURES
TWO SWIMMING POOLS
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An ancient swimming pool was recently discovered during an archeological dig under a sewing factory — a find that was widely reported by the news media. Do you know where the discovery was made and when the swimming pool was built?

  1. In China; during the Qin Dynasty, approximately 2,200 years ago
  2. In India; during the Gupta Empire, around 1,600 years ago
  3. In Israel; during the Roman period, some 2,000 years ago
  4. In Egypt; during the reign of Amenhotep IV, around 3,300 years ago

To see the correct answer and learn more about this archeological find, click .


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