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2011/9.1, September 14 -- Curb Appeal, Fallingwater, Craftsmanship and more

September 14, 2011 WATERSHAPES.COM

Many water-related stories have been in the news in the past several weeks — including reports connected to the four questions below.

Do you know the answers?

1. Hisashi Koze, a 39-year-old Japanese man, was forced to swim 30 kilometers (more than 18 miles) across the South China Sea to return to dry land. Why?

a. The small airplane he was piloting lost engine power, and he had to ditch in the ocean.
b. He was working on a freighter and fell overboard.
c. He was left out in the middle of the ocean because of a diving mishap.
d. His sailboat sprung a leak and sank.

2. With thousands and thousands of foreclosed homes — many of them with swimming pools — sitting vacant in Florida, what public nuisance has arisen due to the lack of pool maintenance?

3. A 52-year-old man nearly lost what part(s) of his body after swimming in improperly chlorinated pool water for five months?

a. His hair
b. His teeth
c. His eardrums
d. His fingernails and toenails.

4. Why did surfers in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area have reason to celebrate toward the beginning of this month?

To find out how many you got right, click here.

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