9 April 2008

Bahrain Cools Down as WTC Fans Switch On

Wednesday, 9 April 2008
MANAMA (ammaro-daily-news)

BAHRAIN made history yesterday when the three giant cooling fans on the Bahrain World Trade Centre (BWTC) became fully operational for the first time.


The 29 metre-diameter blades are the new solution to the country's hot weather. For Bahrain, the period from May till around October is usually very hot and humid, and most people living in the country complain about the weather. This in turn brings people to use more air conditioning, using up more power, and putting stress on both resources and the environment. The fans on the world trade center are set to automatically swtich on every time the temperature rises above 30 degrees Celcius, creating a huge cool breeze and cooling the country down.

"Incorporating the fans as an alternative source of cooling will save people money on electricity bills, as they cut down on air conditioning. It will also save them money on dry cleaning as their clothes will be less drenched in sweat, and will even save them money on deodrant, which they won't need to use as much, creating substantial annual savings for families around the country" said WTC Bahrain associate director. "This will also help the current inflation problem, as people will have more money to spend on other items such as basic foodstuffs and housing", he said.

The Bahrain parliament has also done a research into the sort of savings that Bahraini people will get from this project, and came to the conclusion that every family will save exactly BD50 through decreased electricity, dry cleaning and deodrant usage. Therefore they have also agreed to stop the BD50 benefit given to each family, and use the 40 million dinar grant to build another World Trade Center with fans in Riffa.

Dubai, on the other hand has looked down on the project; not to be outdone by Bahrain, Dubai Holdings have decided to build four new towers on the corners of their city, and equip each one with a football-pitch sized air conditioner, all facing the center of the city. "The weather in Dubai will become substiantially cooler, possibly reaching -15 on a good cold winter night". Dubai Zoo has also collaborated with Dubai Holdings, and is planning on importing a number of Polar Bears and Penguins as soon as the project is ready.



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22 comments:

The Samster said...

You're a funny man Ammaro... Keep up the great work! Loving it loving it!

Enigma said...

lol late april's fool?

Anonymous said...

LOL good stuff m8

Moody Crab said...

Please tell me you are joking cos I'm finding it difficult wrapping my head around this article?

KJ said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


Good stuff hahahahahaha LMAO @ Dubai LOOL

Nice 2001 article :P

Shale bin Agnon said...

My eyebrow was gradually raising as I read further.

ammaro said...

i cant believe you people :p

especially those who didn't read the last line...

SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Brilliant! Thanks for making me laugh !

Gardens of Sand said...

This is hilarious! =D I actually believed the post at first, lol! Thanks for the good laugh.

Abid said...

But it's April 9, not April 1st.

Shionge said...

This is really COOL as in cooling :)

eshda3wa said...

at first i was reading wagool wallah fekra

then i read farther down n lool

but u know, 3ade dubai does something like that, ma astab3id kilish!

Redbelt said...

I'm experiencing groundhog day.

Grey said...

lol !i was like what day it is ? good man ! hope they cool enough to produce snow flakes !

Yacoub said...

Dude, do you think the weather we're having is because of the fans?? They're pulling in the rain filled clouds from the north!

SoulSearch said...

hehehe hilarious as usual Ammaro.
loved the part about saving deodorant expenses!
Cheers,
Soul

brightlightz said...

Lol i guess some people need disclaimers!

Oranjina fadidra said...

lol anythings possible to dubai now ;p

Moody Crab said...

Err hello...we are taking about oil rich Gulf states here. Anything is possible my dear....*chuckles*

Mrs Dynamite aka Lorena +Wonder Women... said...

LOL it cant be ! lol

Ra-1 said...

I didnt read the post but I took pictures of this building yesterday :p

rosh said...

damn! thought this was for real, until I read thru the comments - can it not be true, ever? Would be nice to have something of this sort though :)