I’m still waiting for my bathroom scale to register any effects from my efforts at healthier eating and more regular exercise. I know to be patient, though, and focus on the long-term benefits of healthy eating and exercise.
A few months ago, however, some women exercising in a 12th floor gym in Seoul, Korea, apparently had some much more immediate effects – not on their bodies, but on the building. The TechnoMart shipping mall began swaying, and hundreds of people were evacuated due to a suspected earthquake.
No quake had been registered in the area, however, so suspicion fell on the 4D theater. (Being someone behind the times in terms of pop culture, I had no idea what a 4D theater was. The article said that the government feared an “inter-dimensional fringe event,” and I began to wonder if the whole article was a joke. I learned, however, that it refers to physical effects in the theater, such as moving seats, rain, wind, and strobe lights.)
The culprit, however, turned out to be 17 middle-aged women doing boxing and taekwondo exercises while listening to American music turned up very loud. The situation was re-created (though with different people doing the exercises), and a Doppler vibrometer on the 38th floor verified the tremors being created by the people exercising on the 12th floor.
I guess it’s a good thing my exercise hasn’t had that kind of dramatic effect.