I Want My: Dead Sea

Becky
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I know the Great Salt Lake is closer and all...But there's just something about a body of water with 30% salinity that's so, well, genius. Plus, now that I'm loosed back into the world after my show was canned, I'm attracted to any place that reeks of being a decent nadir. Or, in this case, beyond decent--the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth not covered by ice. And while I'm sure those other points covered by ice have their charm, I never read about King David or Aristotle or Cleopatra congregating there for a little downtime with healing minerals. And due to its density, the Dead Sea is straight-up supportive--you can jump in the water and start poring over some gnostic manuscripts without even having to doggy paddle. It's also a great place to run into a ton of potash--the subject of the first U.S. patent!--so maybe look for me to start wholesaling soap, glass, and assorted fertilizers shortly...

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April 2, 2007 - 11:51am
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