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2012/1.2, January 24 -- Appropriate Design, Fort Worth Water Gardens, Ripples and more

January 25, 2012 WATERSHAPES.COM
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Closer Than Lourdes!
TOM CRUISE MAGIC POOL
WATER FOR SALE ON eBAY
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Many water-related stories have been in the news of late — including reports connected to the four questions below.

1. A Cape Coral, Fla., city worker who lost both legs after being exposed to raw sewage while on the job sued to have the city build him a backyard swimming pool; an examining psychiatrist wrote a prescription for the pool, citing the psychological benefits it could provide. Did the worker win the case in court?

a. Yes b. No

2. In November 2011, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reopened the 1981 drowning-death case of actress Natalie Wood. After weeks of investigation, what conclusion did authorities reach?

a. Actor Robert Wagner is now considered to be a “person of interest.”
b. Boat captain Dennis Davern is now considered to be a suspect.
c. Natalie Wood probably committed suicide.
d. There is no new evidence to indicate foul play.

3. Scientists at one Southwestern university have launched a research project to find better ways to test water quality in swimming pools and spas. They hope to reduce the incidence of recreational water illnesses (RWIs). Which university is it?

a. Arizona State University b. University of Arizona
c. University of New Mexico d. University of Texas

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2012/1.1, January 11 -- Designing a Pool, Exotic Inspiration, Mesmerizing Spillways and more

January 11, 2012 WATERSHAPES.COM
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ELLEN DeGENERES TO SELL
BACKYARD POOL FOR $49M
-- HUGE ESTATE INCLUDED
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Many water-related stories have been in the news of late — including reports connected to the four questions below.

1. British senior citizen Arthur Gilbert — considered to be the world’s oldest competitor in traithlons (a grueling sport that includes a swimming segment) — attributes his amazing stamina and robust health to “living a stress-free life, giving blood and eating lots of bananas.” How old is Mr. Gilbert?

           a. 75           b. 83           c. 90            d. 102

2. When a six-and-a-half-foot shark was spotted in shallow water off the coast of this country, many of the human swimmers nearby did not get out of the ocean, apparently believing there was nothing to fear. What country was it?

          a. United States   b. New Zealand   c. Australia   d. Seychelles

3. Officials in London revealed that human error resulted in the overselling of 10,000 tickets to one of the aquatic events at the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. Which event was it?

          a. 400 meter freestyle         b. 10 meter platform diving
          c. Water polo                      d. Synchronized swimming.

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