Olympic water cube opens as water park

Posted Thursday, August 12, 2010 12:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Beijing’s famous Water Cube, or National Aquatics Center, the place where two dozen world records were set during the 2008 Summer Olympics (and where swimming sensation Michael Phelps landed eight gold medals) has been converted into a water park -- or at least half of it has.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:54 PM

“Happy Magic Water Cube, Beijing Water Cube Water Park”

Super happy fun times to be having there. Splash with waters, smiles with fiends!

Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:01 PM

Yeah as soon as I saw that I smiled.

I think there is a severe lack of super happy magic stuff in the states.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 8:42 PM


Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:01 PM

robotfactory said:

Super happy fun times to be having there. Splash with waters, smiles with fiends!


Friday, August 13, 2010 10:51 AM

As the token Chinese guy, I approve of all super, magic, and happy things.

Friday, August 13, 2010 10:57 AM

That is a darn good idea. So many of these Olympic venues become monuments to excess. I wonder if this was the plan from the outset? I have to think it was considering how quickly it got done.

Friday, August 13, 2010 11:21 AM

Andy, I thought you were Texan?

Wahoo, I can't remember exactly if it was this, but I know the Chinese Government wanted to do something with the watercube, and it was announced just after the olympics what it was going to be for. Not sure why only half is used, and what the other half will be.

Now I wonder what they're doing with the first (unbirds nest) stadium they built for the Olympics that they didn't use...

Friday, August 13, 2010 12:10 PM

I work with a Korean Canadian with a green card. Nationalities and ethnicities are hard.

Saturday, August 14, 2010 8:28 PM

^^ I *live* in Texas. There's a big difference!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 8:55 PM

What a coincidence. All my exes live down there too.


Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:35 PM

Are they large women?

Last edited by Mamoosh, Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:35 PM
Saturday, August 14, 2010 9:42 PM

Well, larger than most. Everything's bigger...

Except Andy. He didn't get any bigger.

Saturday, August 14, 2010 11:34 PM

His family did!

Sunday, August 15, 2010 1:21 PM

True that. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010 9:29 PM

Are you saying my wife is fat?


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