A HUGE bowl of human soup (Chinese public swimming pool).
During the peak days of summer when the heat becomes unbearable, the pools explode into a riot of colors as thousands of people jump into it to escape the scorching heat. The popular slang expression used for going swimming is “boiling dumplings” because public pools are so crowded that all a person can do is stand on the spot.
Research also determined that the total percentage of bacteria in a swimming pool can reach 92.3 percent while the rate of coli bacteria can be as high as 96.9 percent. The consequences of this can be fatal. In 2008, one man died and 3,158 swimmers critically poisoned when they swallowed the pool’s water which was laced with the urine and fecal matter of 47,000 swimmers in the gigantic Mao Mao Municipal Pool in Beijing.
A toxicologist noted after taking a sample of the water that urine and fecal matter consisted of nearly 90% of the mix.