Monday, March 06, 2006

Japan's Indoor Man-Made Beach

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Ocean Dome in Miyazaki City, Japan is the world's first indoor beach and largest water park. It has its own flame-spitting volcano, crushed white marble "sand", and it also boasts the world's largest retractable roof, providing a permanently blue sky.

Temperature, wind and humidity are closely controlled to provide an ultra-safe "sea-side" experience. Every hour, the volcano erupts and the hi-tech wave machines start up, starting a few minutes of sanitised surfing.

This just adds to the list of overwhelming evidence that Japanese are goddamned geniuses. First indoor skiing, now this. Honestly, what will they think of next?

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