A skating rink in Japan got into hot water for creating a quite an unusual, or even macabre attraction for their visitors. Thousands of fish were frozen under the surface of the ice to serve as decoration for the rink.
Customers were meant to skate above the fish.
The rink even arranged the fish to form the word “hello”…
… and an arrow!
As expected, the Space World amusement park in Kitakyashu in southwest Japan got loads of flak for the deed, so much that they were forced to close the facility.
Koji Shibata, Space World’s spokesperson, said:
“‘We received critical voices saying it is not good to use creatures as a toy, and that it is bad to let food go to waste.”
The freezing of the fish garnered huge criticisms in social media. Some of the comments are:
“An event on an ice rink with frozen fish… How sinful.”
“This is not personal but a social issue. They made food into a toy where children go and play.”
According to Shibata, the fish were already dead before they were frozen into the rink.
The fish were already unfit to be sold to markets. He said:
“Internally we’d had discussions over the morality of the idea before the display was set up.”
Space World’s General Manager, Toshimi Takeda, said that they intended the attraction to be a learning experience for the customers while they are having fun.
“We wanted customers to experience the feeling of skating on the sea, but after receiving criticism, we decided that we could not operate it any more.”
Fortunately, the management is willing to own up to their mistake. Space World has issued a public apology and is now melting the rink and plans to hold a memorial service for the fish officiated by a Shinto priest.
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When you're out looking for the perfect tattoo to put on your skin, you usually go through the research of finding out its meaning and its significance to you. Unless you're one of the uber-trendy people who would get a tattoo for 15 minutes of fame, you definitely won't want some passing fad to end up on your skin for decades to come.
Other than researching on the meaning behind your tattoos (especially if it's symbolic or in a foreign language), you'd definitely want to check if your spelling is right. That's definitely not your tattoo artist's responsibility since they'll be asking you a handful of times if you're sure you want this word or this phrase on your skin forever. That applies to both spelling and grammar.
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Mithun is forced to stay at home because he fears that his appearance scares a lot of people.
If not for his condition, he'd be a typical Indian boy.
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Miraculously, the kid survived!
Parents, do warn your kids not to try any stunt like this – or they might end up regretting it. This recently happened in Thailand and the photos circulating online are absolutely disturbing.
11-year-old Tharathep Wanacharoenlap climbed over a gate to see his friend but unfortunately, he got impaled through the neck on one of the gate’s metal spikes!
According to reports, the schoolboy slipped at the top because the gate was wet from a recent rain.
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