Vegas Hotel has 'Death Ray'
Vdara hotel concentrates sunlight
And here you thought bedbugs were
the biggest source of anxiety for hotel guests.
<>But why build a "heat ray" hotel in
Yes, guests at Vdara hotel in Las Vegas now have something else to
being burned alive by the glare of the building's "death ray."
What the heck's a "death ray," you ask? Well, first off, it's not as
deadly as it sounds,
since no one has actually died from it -- at least not yet. But
according to the U.K. Daily Mail,
the powerful beams of Nevada sunlight reflecting off the glass hotel
onto sections of the hotel's
swimming pool area have burned some guests and have melted plastic bags.
The building's concave design creates a sort of magnifying-glass
effect. The hotel's designers
reportedly anticipated that ill-situated humans might experience some
discomfort courtesy of
the building's blinding glare, so they placed a film over the glass
panes of its many windows.
Obviously that didn't quite do the trick. So for now the hotel is
placing larger umbrellas in the
pool area while designers try to come up with another remedy.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the hotel's employees coined
the term "death ray"
to describe the intense reflection. Reports of the glare have also
enhanced the hotel's public profile,
though almost certainly not in the way its owners would like; Yahoo!
searches for Vdara have
spiked by nearly 19,000 percent in the past 24 hours.
Why not build it in Antactica or Fairbanks?
The sun is POWER that we're not using because BIG OIL
can't sell the Sun to us.
Why should we use FREE ENERGY when it's just as easy to send men to
Iraq to die for dirty energy?
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