Las Vegas Death Ray - Yes, guests at Vdara hotel in now have something else to worry about: 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 swimminghave burned some guests and have melted plastic bags.
I mean really? There weren’t enough things to worry about in Vegas already? Avoiding angry Asian dealers, finding the right balance between sleep and Red Bull, dehydration and heat exhaustion, hustlers, pimps, loan sharks, and illegal cabbies, there’s now a casino actively abusing guests?
Part of me knows the owners of Vdara did this on purpose. These guys aren’t dumb, I’m sure they were aware of the effect a gigantic glass and metal mirror placed under the desert sun would have.
And its our own fault, it’s a sickness, a disease akin to the wife who keeps coming back to her abusive husband. They take our money, force alcohol and pure oxygen on us to render us incapable of rational thought, and now you can add physical harm to the analogy. The battered wife will always down play how bad it is, and tell you things are going to change, just like everyone coming back from Vegas underplays how much they lost and believes that if they just had a few more hours at the tables everything would have been different.
Thanks to AJ for the link.