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A see-through pool set 115 feet in the air between two London skyscrapers is definitely making a big splash online, but Twitter users found a way to throw cold water on it.

The Sky Pool at the Embassy Gardens apartments is the world’s largest floating acrylic pool ― 82 feet long, 46 of which are suspended in midair, according to the Robb Report.

Residents can swim from one side to the other and see the street 10 stories below.

The Sky Pool was officially opened to residents earlier this month, but it really made waves on Twitter Tuesday morning after the BBC posted video of it.

Swimmers enjoy warm weather in London at the Sky Pool which is believed to be the world’s first transparent pool built between two skyscrapers

https://t.co/mtRX8qvt0a pic.twitter.com/2skTGK9Jp7

— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 1, 2021

While many people thought the Sky Pool was awesome, a lot of responses suggested a fear of heights combined with a fear of drowning, to the tune of “Hell, no!”

So…yeah…this is a big NO for me. https://t.co/7xdtIM0OEw

— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) June 1, 2021

Not in a million years https://t.co/PzXztjqJ8U

— Neil Delamere (@neildelamere) June 1, 2021

Not. Enough. Money. IN. THE. WORLD. https://t.co/66MeiIMGUT

— Adam B. Vary VACCINATED (@adambvary) June 1, 2021

Of course I’d get in that pool… and sit right on the steps the whole time. https://t.co/lHBIBWjJ6W

— Lilia Luciano (@lilialuciano) June 1, 2021

Certain images can only bring one song to mind… https://t.co/5u4kHnXfkv pic.twitter.com/FVt4DSPLCn

— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) June 1, 2021

Just going to be honest. I’d poop in this pool if you made me swim across it. I’d be so frightened that is what I’d do. It would be like the scene in Caddyshack, but it wouldn’t be a Baby Ruth. It would be human poop. https://t.co/G1cEMIwh6g

— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) June 1, 2021

This country is overdue a revolution https://t.co/cZeSbz7xHC

— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) June 1, 2021

Today in “Not Enough ‘NOPE’ In The World”: https://t.co/AXndVEaSGb

— Chad Orzel (@orzelc) June 1, 2021

“Alexa, please show me where the gods would consign me for eternity if I angered them.” https://t.co/cLfVPFs0Mu

— Daniel Summers, MD (@WFKARS) June 1, 2021

Some people had questions.

This is absolutely just a scene from the opening of a disaster movie about earthquakes, right? https://t.co/LKN9VKTgtB

— Margaret Eby (@margareteby) June 1, 2021

Others saw endless possibilities.

Was a bit busy this afternoon but have now spent about twenty minutes on eBay and I reckon you can get a drone, a small fish tank and some live piranhas for about two hundred quid. https://t.co/dlchueq0GR

— Tom Peck (@tompeck) June 1, 2021

good opportunity for someone to create the world’s most famous poop https://t.co/l6aR37yOGl

— Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) June 1, 2021

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Bruce Wayne Trends on Twitter as Batman Fans Discuss His Wealth

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Among the real-world issues that are frequent topics of conversation, wealth inequality is one that comes up more than others. Particularly with the coronavirus pandemic having had massive economic implications, the wealth gap is an especially hot topic and on Monday, it spilled over from real life to the discussion of comics. Specifically, Bruce Wayne began trending on Twitter as Batman fans discussed the fictional character’s wealth, leading to some very interesting and sometimes heated debates on if Batman can truly be a hero as a billionaire or if there is more that Bruce Wayne the man could do outside of his vigilante alter ego in order to make the world a better place.

There’s actually quite a bit to unpack about the discussion and it’s honestly not the first time this has come up. Bruce Wayne’s wealth versus Batman’s efforts to save Gotham City come up fairly often with many fans wondering why Bruce doesn’t just use his wealth to make the changes in Gotham needed to stop the issues he suits up as Batman to fight. If crime is so bad, why not look into the source of the crime from a social standpoint? If people need jobs, create jobs. If other resources are few, create those resources. Surely a billionaire has the ability to do so, one side argues. Others argue that Bruce Wayne does do those things, but simply throwing money at the situation doesn’t solve it, meaning that Batman is still needed, not to mention that Gotham’s problems aren’t always the sort of things real-world problem-solving can sort out.

With the topic trending, a lot of Batman fans weighed in with their own thoughts. Some found themselves conflicted, some pointed out that versions of the character have done great things with their money — including walking away from the fortune (specifically referencing The Dark Knight Rises), while others simply insist that the character needs to be rewritten to be more realistic in terms of his money. There are even some that point out that the real issue isn’t Bruce Wayne, but Marvel’s Tony Stark who is both a billionaire and a war criminal.

Whatever your stance on Bruce Wayne, here is a selection of the discourse that sent him trending on Twitter. You can read them below and then let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

Fiction

I thought Bruce Wayne was a philanthropist.

Like, I know real-world philanthropists don’t do as much as you’d hope, but neither do real-world vigilantes, so I assume *fictional* philanthropy counts.

— Johnalogue (@TheJohnologue) May 31, 2021

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But what about Tony Stark?

i find it so funny that bruce wayne is always the billionaire of comics that gets attacked for the way he uses his money when tony stark is a literal fkn war criminal but go off i guess pic.twitter.com/3SwlaXKzTg

— dimitri (@dianaTHEEprince) May 31, 2021

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Not how the world works

Billionaires should be vilified, not glamorized, and him being the richest man in the world shouldn’t be seen as a positive. I get the whole “but he uses his riches to make Gotham better” thing, but that’s just not how the world works.

— Ky (@KyranSawhill) May 30, 2021

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The Dark Knight Rises version

My favorite Bruce Wayne used his wealth to fight climate change and provide for the whole city. And then gave everything to Alfred and the city to help orphans. pic.twitter.com/W8SIp0ZagN

— Chett Manley (Dave Plunk when not on dry land) (@ChettManley) May 31, 2021

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Tough discussion

I… sympathize with a lot of the Batman discourse, tbh.

It’s hard to reconcile a love of superheroes with “There Should Be No Billionaires.”

— Philby (@fiddlersgreen92) May 31, 2021

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He shouldn’t be a billionaire.

The biggest thing Bruce Wayne could do to help society is not be a billionaire anymore. It doesn’t matter what he does with the money, the fact remains that he MAKES that money by exploiting the poor and working-class people of society.

— AVagabond (@JRutterbush) May 31, 2021

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He can do both

I swear people complaining about Batman and how he uses his money have to be willingly ignoring the fact that Bruce Wayne helps Gotham during the day, and helps during the night as Batman. pic.twitter.com/5kZ0S9HcIr

— DC Chambers (@dceu_chambers) May 31, 2021

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But seriously, what about Tony Stark?

Bruce Wayne is trending and getting attacked for the way he uses his money while the Marvel billionaire Tony Stark is a literal war criminal pic.twitter.com/dXk8Mfu2Nc

— 🌿Sage🌿 (@PlantPupper) May 31, 2021

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Faceoff: India’s GDP figures trigger debate on Twitter

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NEW DELHI. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter (January-March) of fiscal year 2020-21 grew at 1.6 per cent, government data released on Monday showed.

However, for the full year of 2020-21, GDP contracted by 7.3%, triggering a debate on micro-blogging platform Twitter.

Some lambasted Modi government for its handling of the economy, others claimed that the figures were still positive given the impact Covid-19 had in FY21.

India’s FY21 GDP Growth shrinks by -7.3%, worst in 40 yearsGDP Growth RateFY17: 8.2%FY18: 7.04%FY19: 6.15%FY… https://t.co/MZI8oGptRJ

— Supriya Shrinate (@SupriyaShrinate) 1622463716000

‘India performed better than what IMF predicted’

India’s GDP grew by 1.6% in Q4.FY20-21 contraction at -7.3% (less reduction than previous estimates, IMF had previ… https://t.co/4ngWWz69hZ

— 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒐𝒍𝒇𝑷𝒂𝒄𝒌🔎 (@TheWolfpackIN) 1622462676000

‘Clear strategy needed to revive economy’

India’s GDP growth stands at -7.3% for 2020-’21, worst pace in over four decades.This is the official data. The c… https://t.co/Qi93H9Rnup

— Ruchira Chaturvedi (@RuchiraC) 1622465965000

‘Figures still better than expected’

As I had expected FY20-21 Q4 turned positive for GDP growth. Overall the 7.3% GDP contraction is better than expect… https://t.co/qvqB7xLcSd

— वैमानिकी (@vaimaniki) 1622473640000

‘Don’t blame the pandemic’

India’s GDP (FY21) growth shrinks by -7.3%, worst in 40 yearsNote: please don’t solely blame the Pandemic for thi… https://t.co/5QXDxLFYAQ

— Samriddhi Sakunia (@Samriddhi0809) 1622464964000

Sarcasm alert

Breaking : India’s GDP growth at negative 7.3% in the FY 21.Prime Minister Sh. Rahul Gandhi and the cabinet shoul… https://t.co/MtSJRCG1KC

— Anshuman Sail (@AnshumanSail) 1622464480000


Waiting for GDP to become a useless metric that was invented by foreign economists simply to malign India.

— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) 1622467659000

Many remained hopeful that ‘Bharat will rise’

#GDP (In Trillions) 🇬🇧 🇮🇳 1999 $1.6 Trillion $0.04 Trillion2009 $2.4T… https://t.co/Ujtz6jPn3v

— Arun 🇮🇳 (@arunpudur) 1622427900000

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John Oliver Issues Challenge to His New Worst Enemy, Cheerios’ Twitter Account

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While Last Week Tonight is taking Sunday off for the Memorial Day holiday, John Oliver still took the time to film an impassioned rant against that most grievous of social ills: cereal not new or flashy enough. While the cornucopia of sugary depravity at your local grocery store will reassure you that, yes, there are a ton of new cereals (Nilla Banana Pudding cereal? Girl Scouts Thin Mints cereal? Get into it), Oliver’s larger point seems be cereal’s lack of prominence and innovation as the years go on. Cereal has become lazy, he asserts. And he’s pointing his finger at the Cheerios Twitter account as a prime culprit.

“They’ve submitted to the worst, toothless impulses that dominate positivity Twitter,” he declares, while revealing the heart-healthy oat cereal’s saccharine social media presence. “They deliver empty nonsense like, ‘Good morning! Today is yours.’ What?!” In the hopes of inspiring Cheerios to do better, or at least, more, Oliver issues a challenge: he’ll donate $25,000 to a charity chosen by Cheerios if they “simply use their official account to tweet, ‘Fuck you,’” even bumping up the offer to $50,000 if they direct the tweet to a non-famous random user. Truly, it’s an offer they absolutely can’t accept.

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