This is just plain cool.

This is just plain cool.

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    This is just plain cool.

    2022 World Cup: High-Tech Way To Beat The Heat In Qatar | ThePostGame

    Sports fan or not, this is taking technology and innovation to a new level. I can see this being used in outdoor venues worldwide if they can get it right.
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    No doubt it would help.
    IIRC they had an ingenius system of extending canopies that extended out in the Colosseum to provide shade.
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    I can think of many places I have been that could benefit from such a "cloud"
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    How Bizzarre!! Good idea.

    I wonder what the poverty level is in Qatar?
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    Any chance on renting it out for summer shooting fun?

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    Should be interesting to see how it works.
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    Now that's the way to solve global warming!
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    Well, I've had a cloud following me around for a real long time! About time they gave it to somebody else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    I wonder what the poverty level is in Qatar?
    From what I understand, their social/economic structure is very similar to ours, but their middle class is much smaller and per capita GDP is high.

    I don't think there will be a Qatari hill jack climbing up that thing with a can of spray paint to profess his love like it was an American water tower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    How Bizzarre!! Good idea.

    I wonder what the poverty level is in Qatar?
    Well, if you want to trust the CIA for information, here is a look at Qatar's economy, among many other things: https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/qa.html
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    Qataris are, bluntly, rich as can be. Like.....stupid rich. I worked a detail for the Emir and Foreign Minister when they came to DC a few years back, and they spend some SERIOUS money. Half a million for a floating shade tree is, quite literally, a drop in the (oil) bucket.
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    What an interesting idea, wonder what happens if a strong wind kicks up?

    I thought the strangest part of the article was "Temperatures were in the 60s for the 2010 World Cup championship match in Johannesburg, South Africa, held on July 11, between Spain and the Netherlands.", Well "DUH", that's mid-Winter in the Southern Hemisphere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    From what I understand, their social/economic structure is very similar to ours, but their middle class is much smaller and per capita GDP is high.

    I don't think there will be a Qatari hill jack climbing up that thing with a can of spray paint to profess his love like it was an American water tower.
    Ill have you know that my wife loved her name spray painted for all the world to see....
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