Cool and Weird Places to Swim
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2009 5:51 AM CDT
Taal Lake, the Philippines.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – If you love swimming but tire of the ordinary and the chlorine-scented, consider these "unusual or cool places" uncovered by WebUrbanist:

  • The Dead Sea: Lie back and read a good book in the world's saltiest body of water, which will likely keep you afloat while delivering "an awesome sensation."

  • "Bizarrely beautiful depths": Swim alongside monster jellyfish—some about 5 feet across—in places like the Black Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and Southeast Asia.
  • Devil's Pool: Tempt fate by leaning over "the Devil's Armchair" in this Zimbabwean lagoon, which sits on the edge of a 360-foot drop over Victoria Falls.
  • Glow-in-the-dark bay: Watch your arms and legs turn blue-green from the radiance of 720,000 phosphorescent organisms in Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico.
  • Cave diving: Plunge into underwater caves like the Devil’s Eye Spring in northern Florida. The brave can even "leap-frog from air pocket to air pocket inside the cave."
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Sep 20, 2009 8:20 AM CDT
Oh my. I just realized that I wrote about not gagging and blow jobs in the same thread. How weird is that? I think that one idea just took me to the other
Sep 20, 2009 8:11 AM CDT
Well, that is a bit unkind. Isn't it odd that shit you think is just garbage is sorta interesting to someone else? I don't know you at all ham, but I'll say the same thing that I've said to every woman that I have known for the last thirty years or so--blow job. Personally, I think a lot of the world's problems could be solved with A CONSTANT BLOW JOB. Never met a man who could fuck something up or be stupid during a blow job. Really, women could rule the world. Dummies, as my friend Mary who taught me the perfect blow job would say. And you can learn a lot from a banana--with the right teacher. And a couple of kiwis. Mary always said that the kiwis were more important than the banana and she hasn't been wrong yet.
Sep 20, 2009 7:54 AM CDT
Dead Sea--my dream, cause you can float like a mother. More salt and more reason. That's why I like oceans over fresh water. Plus, and only I would think of this weird shit, it is easier to drown in salt water then fresh. Unless you have a wicked gag reflex and then, OMG it's hard to drown at all. Personally, I could shove a feather down my throat and not gag and that's why I swim a mile out and back. I don't mind dying but I don't want it to be really awful.