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Crystal Lagoons Corp. has largest outdoor pool in San Alfonso del Mar resort (Photo)

Thursday, May 24th, 2012 | BUSINESS, LIFESTYLE, Travel, World with No Comments »

San Alfonso del Mar resort in Algarrobo, Chile owns the Crystal Lagoons Corp.‘s world’s largest outdoor pool.

San Alfonso del Mar resort's Crystal Lagoon
San Alfonso del Mar resort
Image Credit: Crystal Lagoon’s Corp.
The $1.2 billion Crystal Lagoon measures over half of a mile long or about 3,323 feet and was constructed for five years. It has an annual maintenance cost of over $3 million.

Crystal Lagoon is also the world’s deepest pool at 115 feet. It is being filled with 66 million gallons of sea water directly taken from the sea using filtration method.

The San Alfonso del Mar resort pool is even larger than 20 Olympic-sized pools measuring 164-by-82-feet. It is six times bigger than the Orthlieb Pool in Casablanca, Morocco.

Audi Bike: Audi unveils high-tech bicycle at 2012 Wörthersee Tour (Photo)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 | BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY with No Comments »

The Audi bike, called Audi Wörthersee, made its debut at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour car show in Reifnitz, Austria.


Audi Worthersee Bike
Audi e-bike prototype debuts at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour car show in Reifnitz, Austria.
Image Credit: Gizmag.com

Audi Wörthersee, a high-end pedelec for sport, is reportedly powered by electric motors or pedaling or a combination of both. The Audi bike, which features carbon fiber frame, can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

The high-tech Audi bike has an on-board computer that can analyze ride statistics, provide connection to smartphone and share riding data into Facebook page. It has a a Li-ion battery pack and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) wheels, designed to minimize weight.

There are five travel modes available in the Audi bike prototype, that include pedal-power to electric-only, and inclusive of two “Wheelie” modes where the power is automatically controlled to assist the rider while the front wheel grabs some air.


Audi Worthersee e-bike
Audi Wörthersee e-bike
Image Credit: Gizmag.com

1 Million Dollar Parking Space: New York City’s First $1M Parking Space on Sale

Monday, May 21st, 2012 | BUSINESS, NEWS, World with No Comments »

A $1 million dollar parking space will be opening soon in New York City, at 66 E. 11th Street. The first million dollar parking space in NYC is about 12 feet by 23 feet, which is enough for one car.


1 million dollar parking space in New York City
1 Million Dollar Parking Space in New York City will be available in this location.
Image Credit: MyFoxNY.com

According to the realtor of the first million dollar parking space in NYC, “It’s for someone who wants complete privacy,” and “a curb cut at the street” and a private entrance into the building.

The million dollar parking space will need a “car elevator” to accommodate more cars in the area.

Reports say that a six luxury condominium will rise near the one million dollar parking space.

$12,000 melons: Yubari King melons Sold in Japan Auction (Photo)

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 | BUSINESS, NEWS, World with No Comments »
$12,000 melons Yubari King

$12,000 melons: Yubari King melons
Image Credit: Wikipedia

A box of $12,000 melons, Yubari King melons, was sold at an auction in Japan. The $12,000 Japanese melons were reportedly sold for one million yen or $12,500.

The growing popularity of the $12,000 melons was evident at Amazon.com. Hirt’s, a seller at Amazon is reportedly selling 10 “RARE Yubari King Melon” seeds for $1.95. Some customers however were not satisfied because Yubari King melon seeds did not produce the $12,000 worth of melons.

A reviewe written by I.Blackburn clarified the proble by saying that “These are very soft and sweet melons. They do take up a lot more of your garden than other melons. I will grow them for sure next year.”

In 2008, two Yubari king melons were reportedly sold for over $30,000 and $25,000.

According to Wikipedia, Yubari King is a hybrid of two other cantaloupe cultivars: Earl’s Favourite and Burpee’s “Spicy” Cantaloupe with a scientific name of Cucumis melo L. var. reticulatus Naud. cv. Yubari King.

Facebook IPO 2012: FB Stock Price per share opens at $42

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 | BUSINESS, NEWS, Social Network, TECHNOLOGY with No Comments »
Facebook IPO 2012 Opened by Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook IPO opened by Mark Zuckerberg
Image Credit: Zef Nikolla/Facebook via Bloomberg

Facebook IPO opened on Friday, May 18, 2012 with Mark Zuckerberg remotely ringing the NASDAQ bell to start Friday’s trading in New York.

During its initial trading late in the morning, Facebook stock price was pegged at $42 per share. The price of FB stocks rose to as much as $45 per share before settling down at about $41 at 12:45 p.m. New York time.

Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive officer, reportedly sold 30.2 million shares of the Menlo Park, California-based social networking company for $1.15 billion at the IPO. Reports say that most of the proceeds will be used to pay taxes associated with exercising 60 million stock options. Zuckerberg now owns 503.6 million shares of Facebook.

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