Part I here.
Part II here.
Here comes the summer and along with it, the hottest day of the year. Sweat and hot are awaiting and the perfect solution is a fresh and fun pool. In fact, what people wait for the most is those good times, chilling with friends, take a walk in the park and feel everything is so happy and positive. So a good party, even if it is small and reserved, can't come too soon when a hot summer is on the table, let alone when a pool is what the party is about.
Most of the people try really hard to get freshen up by taking a lot of showers or taking cool drinks, and a pool party is the most exceptional way to get freshened up. It's fun, most of the times free, and fresh. Anyone can go, friends will do the magic and will put a graphic definition in the “home is wherever you are” thing. And much more than that, pools are that place where no one wants to get away form, along with beaches and the bed in the morning, they will promote time outside the phone, with family, friends or both. They are too a good place to make new friends, spend a good times with old friends or just relax while its possible.
Pools are nothing more than big holes in the floor, structurally designed to fulfill all the requirements of a global view, taking care of the specifications of the one who's in charge of the project and the pool as a structure to be aesthetic and physically possible. Furthermore, Evidence of swimming was found in Egypt as far back as 2,000 B.C. Now, a pool is not that archaic after all the hard work that a pool suggests, but all moments acquired are no less than perfect. To see that masterpiece after all the work that has been done, all the time and effort, all those facts and moment will let aside the definition of “expense” to the word “invest” for all the moments and uses a pool have, that are not only fun and parties, they can be very romantic, a good background for a photo or work meeting and everything it needs to be.
Over half the world doesn’t know how to swim and learning reduces drowning chances by 88%, this is why some parents take their children of 12 months ( 1 year) into swimming classes, that has proven to improved balance, coordination and motor skills. BEST POLARIS POOL CLEANER. Luckily, there are over 10 million swimming pools worldwide, but impressively it wasn't until 1910 that swimming pools began to have filtration, finally making it totally safe of bacterias and fungus stains.
A pool party, too, needs more of an effort to kids than adults for kids are the one that plan games, guests, thematic… also they are the ones that will have fun and have had fun, they know what to expect from a pool day, what to do in a pool day and what to play with friends. The best games that everyone had played at least once in their lives are Mr. Shark's Dinner Time (one “shark” tries to get the “little fishes” that are actually friends), Marco Polo (Polo will have she/he eyes closed and will call at loud Marco, that are the rest of the guests; also this is the most popular game in the world), treasure hunt (throw away any toy there is and look for it), Sharks and Minnows, volleyball, tennis, rugby (if there is any ball to play with)... games that had been played since always and will never get old.
After that cute ages are done, a pool party is still on the table for a good party. Perhaps not full of games and plays and toys, but a good meeting with friends, chiller games and some frozen snacks and pool floats and lots of talking, smiling and laughing. Some pools floats and cold drinks, maybe some frozen fruits and a light conversation, some sunscreen tattoo (totally temporary) and much more can be the perfect scenario to any girl. Also a clean and well done pool is the perfect background for artistic photos, social media and blog post along with a short and melodic caption, or simply a Sunday post for fun.
A pool too can be the best scenario for actual parties, in high school or college, a pool party is a perfect summer plan, even when is too late in the night to get into the pool, just throw glow sticks and they do their magic to get everything in the mood for a good time full of music, dance and people. Best Pool Thermometer. Another good idea is to use a normal tapper and tie a pool noodle around it for it to float and add some ice and drinks, tie them anywhere else to prevent them to move away for the “shore”, or a good background for a more serious meeting, a romantic place for a romantic dinner and much more.
Pools can be just amazing. Versatile and easy to have fun with, they can fulfill so many needs such as a quick (or not) refresh, perhaps a good way to make exercise (swimming), a good place to throw a party or organize a meeting or a romantic diner, an amazing background for a vlog or a post on any social media… but there is one big important thing to look: the maintenance. A pool needs to be clean, along with all of its surroundings, before any of these things can happen to prevent any infection and there is nothing more useful for this work than a pool cleaning machine, that will do it fast and effectively while everything else is being set up.
Owing to his peculiar career choice, Voronoff was an expert in the reproductive systems of apes, and Ivanov was curious if it would be possible to obtain chimpanzee sperm that could be used to inseminate humans. The idea interested Ivanov, but both he and Ivanov were leery of the public condemnation that had cut short Hermann Moen’s efforts ten years earlier. Eventually, nothing came of their collaboration. But Ivanov would revisit the ideas after his failed efforts in Africa.
Back in the Soviet Union, Ivanov installed himself in the city of Sukhumi (now in Georgia), and opened the first Soviet primate research station. He then set about developing a new experiment. Unfortunately for him, the Soviet Academy of Sciences rescinded their support. They were happy to help with hybridization experiments that involved inseminating apes, but were repulsed by the ideas of impregnating humans. Ivanov lost his funding, and began to rely solely on the patronage of wealthy supporters. Undeterred, Ivanov and his coterie of patrons forged ahead. First, they located an ape, a 26 year-old orangutan named Tarzan. Then they began soliciting for human participants.
Ivanov and his funders settled on trying to “attract the participation of women whose interest would be or idealistic and not of monetary nature.” They looked for volunteers dedicated to the cause of science — both because they thought volunteers would be more agreeable, and also (more practically) because money was tight.
And while they didn’t appear in droves, they did appear. Wrote one volunteer from Leningrad: “Dear Professor, …With my private life in ruins, I don’t see any sense in my further existence…. But when I think that I could do service for science, I feel enough courage to contact you. I beg you, don’t refuse me …. I ask you to accept me for the experiment.”
This eager volunteer, named only G., exchanged letters regularly with Ivanov and he planned to use her in his experiments. But then disaster struck. Tarzan died of a brain hemorrhage, and the institute at Sukhumi was left scrambling for a replacement male. They located five male chimpanzees at other research institutes, and prepared to have them shipped to Sukhumi the following summer.
Unfortunately for Ivanov, the political ideology of the Soviet Union, always unstable, had shifted beneath his feet and below his awareness. His break with the Academy of Sciences over the continued hybridization experiments had incensed some party members and his work on artificial insemination in agriculture was criticized (groundlessly — this was one area where Ivanov was by any account a brilliant scientist) by aggressive young communists. Increasingly, he was viewed as a relic whose particular brand of science did not march in lock step with the Cultural Revolution.
On December 13th 1930, Ilya Ivanov was arrested by the secret police, convicted of counterrevolutionary activities, and exiled to Kazahkstan. Perhaps unsurprisingly, his main accuser took over most of Ivanov’s recently vacated professional positions — including the head of the Soviet Veterinary Institute.
Two years later, the tides shifted again, and Ivanov’s exile was commuted. But by then it was too late. Disheartened by seeing his life’s work in shambles, feeling betrayed by his government, and punished by life in a Kazahk prison, Ivanov’s health had deteriorated beyond help. On March 20th, 1932, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov died of a stroke — one day prior to his scheduled release.
Ivanov’s legacy is a strange one. The primate station he founded at Sukhumi went on to become one of the premier primatology research stations in the world until it closed down in 1992 during post-Soviet violence. Artificial insemination of primates was not attempted again for nearly 50 years, when it began to be used for the captive breeding of endangered species. His efforts at primate hybridization were forgotten, so much so that in 1971, Geoffrey Bourne, the director of the Yerkes Primate Center in Atlanta wrote: “It is surprising that this type of hybridization [human and ape] has not in fact already taken place.”
Perhaps Bourne should brush up on his Russian.
Bourne, GH. 1971. The Ape People. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
Rossiianov K. 2002. Beyond Species: Il’ya Ivanov and His Experiments on Cross-Breeding Humans with Anthropoid Apes. Science in Context 15(2): 277-316.
Sorenson, J. 2009. Ape. Reaktion Books.
Yerkes, Robert. 1925. Almost Humans. New York: Century