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Video: Japanese skating rink forced to shut down after crazily freezing 5,000 fish under ice

Even by the standard of wild ideas, this one was bizarre.

Imagine gliding through the sea and discovering a variety of sea creatures – from big whale sharks to tiny horse mackerel. This pretty much sounds like an aquarium.

But Space World, a Japanese theme park wanted to start a different kind of aquarium – one made of ice.

So they created a skate park with a variety of fish, frozen under the ice rink. Some 5,000 fish to be precise.

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And this very feature backfired in the most embarrassing way for the theme park.

Images from Facebook page of Space World (now deleted) via Japanese news site Netlabo
Images from Facebook page of Space World (now deleted) via Japanese news site Netlabo
Images from Facebook page of Space World (now deleted) via Japanese news site Netlabo
Images from Facebook page of Space World (now deleted) via Japanese news site Netlabo

These Facebook images posted on October 26 attracted anger rather than interest, which forced the park to delete the images. Netizens fumed with comments such as “disrespect for life” and “lack of morality”, which forced the theme park to shut down the skating ring.

Images from Facebook page of Space World (now deleted) via Japanese news site Netlabo
Images from Facebook page of Space World (now deleted) via Japanese news site Netlabo

According to the public relations officer, no live fish were frozen. The dead fish were bought from a local market which were later in the ice. He told a local news site, “Many of these fish don’t meet standards for selling to customers. And the big fish like whale sharks, sharks, and rays aren’t real, they’re simply photos that were blown up and embedded in the ice.”

The theme park in Kitakyushu City aimed to be “not only Japan’s first, but undeniably the world’s first” ice aquariam. It may well be the world’s last.

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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

Morning is also when the body needs maximum nutrition to function efficiently through the day as you’ve just woken up from a full 7 hours of no food (and if you’re sleeping less than that, that’s a whole other article).

So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:

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But with changing lifestyles and most people hard pressed for time, a healthy breakfast is taking the backseat. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. MTR has come up with a range of widely loved Indian delicacies like Poha, Upma and Halwa which can be made in (hold you breath) just 3 minutes! All you have to do is add hot water and wait for 3 minutes to get a delicious and filling breakfast.

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These amazing and delicious breakfasts can be made in a jiffy and consumed with the least hassle, even in the midst of your frenetic morning routine. So grab your #MTRbreakfastin3 to start the day on an awesome note.

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