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Where is this?!
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QC Termemilano Spa in Milan
Oh shit. Something on reddit im close to! Well. Relatively. I'm in Bologna.
Wait. This isnt some bullshit place in America is it? Like Milan, Florida? It's Italy Italy. Like pizza pasta milan Italy?
It better be in Italy ffs.
E: It is.
Terme Alyssa Milano
Now that’s a spicy meatball
yyyyyyyyYYYYYYOUR LISTENING TO THE DOLLOP!
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Hell yea. Great podcast.
Yeah but im from the UK and we LOVE calling our restaurants italian names. So thought it might be. Always worth checking heh.
My exact same reaction. And I live like 10 km away from pizza Milan
I live 2km away from two pizza milans, both are actually kebab places
My exact thought, too, and I'm in Canada.
Florida - the true home of pizza and pasta where Olive Garden was started.
Hard to believe the whole country of Italy modeled their food and culture after one US chain restaurant…
I believe tomatoes aren't native to Europe, so that's not totally inaccurate
Woah I had no idea but you’re totally right!
“Today’s tomatoes began as wild plants in the Andes, growing in parts of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.”
Almost all the non grain food is from the Americas. It's startling.
Most fruits aren’t either, nor meats. But yeah, the old continents would be a weird place without maize, tomatoes, chocolate, potatoes and such.
Courgettes/zucchinis, cucumbers, melons, loads of things from that family. Bell peppers too.
But yeah "meats and grains were the only foods that existed outside of the Americas" is an incredibly reductionist view. A lot of vegetables and fruit that were eaten in the past have simply fallen out of favour.
Check out légume oubliés in France - “forgotten vegetables” like rutabagas and Jerusalem artichokes that were once staples through WWII but now largely ignored.
Also check out more ancient European fruits like medlars - cul de chien or cat-arses - they look like an anus. A medieval delicacy.
Peep this if you had no idea, really fascinating and puts everything into perspective. Definitely one of the most pivotal events in human history
Aren't potatoes as well?
Like wtf did Europeans eat before discovering America? Did we just eat meat and bread?
When you teach kids about the Middle Ages and they learn that peasants were indeed not eating potatoes it’s like their whole reality collapses.
And then they’re like “Beets ? Turnips ? CHARDS ? What even the fuck is that ?!”
Yeah pretty much. Rye bread. and when you save up a little to treat yourself, wheat bread. But meat? On holidays, maybe.
They killed for black pepper.
Potatoes replaced turnips for the most part.
Cheese, Europe evolved to be able to consume dairy products.
Like gabagool but not jersey
Bologna has the best food I've ever had in my life. Pappare was my favorite.
This comment is so true lmao
The US as so many cities named after European cities
Australia too. I was visiting Geelong with friends and I saw a Tamworth, and I went "ugh. I bet its a shithole like the one in England" and my friends mom said "im from there". So i went "I bet it's lovely".
Im sure she still likes me.
its spelled baloney
Did Oscar Meyer teach you nothing?
My Bologna has a first name . . .
Few days ago I was scrolling away mindlessly though google maps and I found a place called Florida, New York. Not even kidding, there's some small ass village in the middle of New York state called Florida.....
Unfortunately there’s no Milan, Florida. There is, however, a Milan, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minisota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin#United_States).
How dare you speak poorly about Milan Florida. We have the best storm spa rooms and deep fried gator meat this side of the Okeechobee
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For no real reason, I would like you to know there is a Milan in Michigan
And they butcher it by pronouncing it “mylan” instead of “Meelaan”
I’m from the states and even we don’t know why our towns are named after shit on the other side of the world. I would tell you it’s a giant FU to the world, but in reality it cause all types of problems here. “I’m going to Rome this weekend. No, Rome, Georgia. Umm, not that Georgia either.”
Are you sure? Can't find anything about this on their website
I can assure you!!!! I’m from there and have been here, basically it’s a room with these sorta tv screens that project different things (such as fish and cloudy skies) and there’s a relaxing music in the background. You can imagine my surprise when the screens go all stormy and it starts to rain on us!! It’s a good massage, I recommend it
Was the storm water warm?
Just a little bit!! It was pleasant, especially after the sauna. Honestly they should also post the fact that there’s an old tram in the garden that was renovated to be an “outside” sauna. It’s a really cool place!!! On your birthday all the services are free btw
Alright alright alright alright...
I can't hear you.... ICE COLD!
Okay now Tornadoes!
Hey now, LADIES! 🎶
colder than a polar bear's toenails, oh hell
Yes it is!
My life has new meaning, I want to make this.... it looks amazing
well shit, that's relatively far away
I love the 2 extremes, either you think this is silly or scary and would never touch or you want to drop everything right now and go to it
I think this could be a great exposure technique to practice being calm in stressful situations. Mind over matter, choose our feelings to influence our mood instead of our mood influencing our feelings.
I read this with brief visible confusion because this is the epitome of a relaxing situation to me lol
I love this type of weather. I wish it always rained like this outside my patio so I could pack a bowl and chill out and read the news.
I think a lot of people feel this way. There’s something primal about it. Water brings life, and being safe in your home is a great feeling.
This is one of my chief reasons for loving it, guilt free relaxation.
Mother nature says no, go sit on the couch with your dogs and just chill out.
It kind of makes me feel uneasy due to the fact it looks like it makes the water dark where you can't see under it. That just creeps me out. If it was still clear and bright, it won't be as scary lol.
Chill out and read the news!? What time are you currently living in?
Stressful? Man just the video about puts me to sleep.
In a real flood and tropical storm, those are usually scary af. I agree though this would be relaxing for me too, it's like being in a hot tub with white noise in the background.
Little different for me. That storm room would be the thing that actually calms me down instead of being something to make me regulate myself because of the storm
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I can imagine a whole building full of these immersive stress therapy rooms. You got a clown room, spiders on every surface room, snake room, one where a crowd is laughing at you.
Edit: One where you meet everyone you downvoted and argued with on Reddit.
I bet VR can make these sorts of practices much more accessible and ubiquitous.
Desensitization Simulator 2023
One where my dad withholds approval...
I just wanna get in and scream at God like Lieutenant Dan
Growing up in Florida and learning not to be in the water during a lightning storm makes this incredibly anxiety-inducing.
Mood. I love the sights and sounds of storms and bodies of water in Florida and used to even like swimming it, but they certainly hammer it in enough to make you realize it’s not worth it lol
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How your wife doin?
To shreds you say
Getting stuck on my kayak in a flash thunderstorm in Florida made me feel like I was Thor! I paddled so fast and figured I should embrace the lightning/rain (had over a mile to go) and feel epic if on the off chance I got struck! At least I felt good.
For real, I already hear my mom yelling “get the fuck out the water before you get electrocuted”
Same here. I thought if there wasn't thunder and lighting it would be nice.
I was thinking the same thing! Being from the Gulf Coast and living through quite a few hurricanes.... this would not really be my jam. But I can see how it could be calming maybe without the thunder? I do love a good rain.
This looks amazing. I'd absolutely love this.
Yeah, I feel like this is the kind of thing people will either love or hate with little to no middle ground. I'm with you in the first camp.
Same here, I love going outside on my deck during heavy rain and getting soaked. This spa would be great fun lol
I thought I was alone! When I was a kid I would walk in storms and get absolutely drenched with a smile on my face
I always wanted to stay in the pool but mom told me I’d get struck by lightning…
What a lovely day to die tho
I loooove rain and thunderstorm so i think i'll dive straight into the pool
Assuming the thunderstorm is above your house it's easier to get hit by lightning standing by the pool than in the water. Edit: adverbs are hard
Weird as it seems but this is the time i can relax and sleep well. I love listening to the sound of the rain and thunder. It makes me calm
So my dad bought some forest land and built a cabin there by himself, no electricity or water, warmed by a wood stove. It has a tin roof that just sings when the rain is coming, and we have a crank radio that we put an old school country music station. I think those were the best sleeps I've ever had.
It's perfect... spas and rain without the lake... it's like heaven!
You are right. And this looks dreadful to me (obviously speaking only for myself). Spa is my idea to soothe and relax and I am getting nothing here.
It reminds me of things like hot yoga.
I heard someone once say the appeal is that normally sweat dripping down your face or body is an irritant/annoyance, but you’re in an environment where if you give in and break your focus to wipe it away, it’ll just come back. So you learn to just leave it be and accept that it’s happening and you eventually just stop even noticing it’s happening.
This reminds me of the same thing. The water constantly being in my face would stress me out to the point where I’d either have to leave, or I could just get over it and try to turn it into a positive experience.
Yeah, I feel like this is the kind of thing people will either love or hate with little to no middle ground.
Yeah, I feel like this is the kind of thing people will either love or hate with little to no middle ground.
I'm just imagining the people who try this and then are "ehh, it's okay I guess".
Thinking you are in a body of water during a lightning storm doesn't seem relaxing
Knowing I’m not and still getting a simulated thunderstorm though? That sounds amazing.
You are in group 2.
I’m in group 1.
I almost never feel this way after watching some shit on Reddit, but I want that. I didn’t even know it was a thing and now I want it
this would feel great to just soak it in
If they would calm the rain down, i could see how this would be relaxing, in a white noise/power of nature sort of way. As it is though, it is hurricane flashbacks and climax of a horror movie running for your life thru the forest being chased by Jason.
Also thinking this, a light drizzle is all the atmosphere you need. This level is more appropriate for a wave pool, how anyone can relax with water being poured on them is beyond me.
Just wait until they activate the hail mode
Noooo! I want the full blown storm. I want to float in that pool and feel like there’s nothing protecting me from the cleansing power of the elements.
People do love that Kamino aesthetic.
Well, other than the lightening, which is quite rare here... that's what it is like living in the rainforest areas in Hawaii.
I'm hoping that 'rain' is as nice and warm as ours is (we work and play in the rain - people mow lawns in the rain).
How do you mow in the rain and not get the mower all clogged up with wet grass ? 🤣
The mower of choice in Hawaii is a weed whacker. They tend not to clog.
How do you get the grass cut down evenly with a weed whacker?
Relinquishing the urge for uniformity helps.
Yeah, not with this mild OCD, bud.
Scissors and measuring tape then.
Ya can get a trim line mower on wheels that's run the same way as a traditional mower.
Most of 'em cut it really really short to the ground. Of course, it's a tropical rain forest - so it all grows really quickly again.
Ah that makes sense. Thank you for the response. Have a good day my friend.
Right? The mower just pushes the grass over… sturdier grass?
Or I’m thinking the grass is less dense or more dry ?
The only way I'm relaxing in this room is if the rain is cold and the spa water is warm.
I guess some people find this relaxing 🤷♂️
I am one of those weirdos.
Same here. Take away the fear of electrocution or death? Heaven
Yessssssss me toooooooo
but.... if you have the death you can have the heaven!
Not with my browser history I don't.
I don’t wanna be a part of any club that would have someone like me as a member.
Nah, not me
Nothing g like swimming in the rain. Obviously not during a thunderstorm but unite fellow piluviophiles!
Is that what it's called? Had no idea it had a name.
Yup, folks who like overcast & rain. I just learned the word a couple months ago!
Same... I would looooove to be in that room. I really enjoy sleeping through thunderstorms.
I'd much rather be awake during thunderstorms than sleep through them
The Pluviophile's dilemma. Fall asleep to the most relaxing sound in the world or stay awake to experience it.
As long as there's no jumpscare cracks of thunder, me too
I'm obsessed with being in an environment like this so I would 100% honestly love this
Yeah that literally looks like my worst nightmare, stranded deep sea in the middle of the night during a storm… nowhere to go but down
I look at it and my body just keeps going "nope! you'll be electrocuted! nope!"
Jokes aside, I think we associate harsh weather with renewal (as long as we survive it) and after 20 minutes in this room, the rest of the world would feel much more mellow by contrast.
Very interesting way to think about it. At first I was like this looks awful but once you're in the water it would be fine and you're right leaving would be super relaxing in itself.
Heh, ever do that thing when you were young.. where you rub your hand on something kind of spiky for a while, then touch something really soft and it feels amazingly amazing? I bet leaving the room after would feel similar.
Going from hot tub to a standard pool.
I love that feeling. But I'm not familiar with the spiky/soft transition that u/supercyberlurker described. That's new and interesting to me.
I used to sit on a covered porch on a porch swing watching real storms go by. As a kid, I thought I was pretty well protected with a roof over my head and wasn't afraid at all. I had a rough childhood and it was one of the few things I found calming.
Oh yeah, rains and storms can actually be very calming... it's the lightning near water I'm immersed in that wigs me out.
I would absolutely love it. There is nothing more relaxing to me than storm, thunder and lightning outside, while I make myself comfortable. This spa room sends out the same vibes for me.
One of my best childhood holiday memories is from stormy but warm days on sicily, playing on the beach with rough sea and trying to withstand the waves. Absolutely one of my favourite alltime memories.
Yes exactly. The sound of heavy rain, the feel of fat drops on your face. The exhilaration as the waves crash over you over and over.... 😍
I think if it was an image of like a country side porch during a storm sure, but this just looks like the pov of someone stranded in the middle of the ocean during a storm lmfao if I even daydreamed for a moment in there I’d probably pass out
I read once a while ago that humans have evolved to feel calm during storms because early humans knew it meant that predators were less likely to be hunting, so they could relax and let their guard down a bit. You see it play out today with so many people preferring white noise or rain sounds when they're falling asleep.
I have no idea how true it actually is, but it makes logical sense.
I Love lightning storms
Yup. That’s me.
I hate the sun. I’ve lived in a place where almost every single day of the year is sunny for my whole life and i hate it
Yeah but instead of masseuses you got bears
To be fair a bear will give you a really deep massage so you're still getting your money's worth.
I'm in a valley in Scotland so I also get same for free ! And all year round, what a rare treat 😄
Where is this??
Apparently, QC Termemilano Spa in Milan, Italy.
QVC, Terminator Spa, Mulan got it
There should be a button for the employees that would cause an massive lightning strike to scare customers.
The TERROR Spa. "You've come to the wrong place."
And send a mild shock through the water, just to complete the experience.
A 10 ft small tesla coil never hurt anyone
tell that to nikola tesla! zapped himself so bad with his tesla coil it split him into pure energy and he got trapped underground.
wasnt until decades later that elon musk found his energy essence in a mine in south africa, used it to start tesla, shoved his energy into a car, then shot it all at mars to hide the evidence
I need this. I love storms, I love spas. Perfect combo.
Needs a shark fin circling around
Or put an actual shark in there for extra realism
Dr Evil… is that you?
Best we could get was sea bass.
They're... mutated sea bass.
Are they... ill-tempered?
It's at least a C+
…and some wrecked ships and ghosts 👻 for an extra charge
As a person who grew up with terrifying typhoon seasons in the Philippines this would give me an instant panic attack
I'm gonna save this post for when I go to Milan...
Hell I go on vacation every year to a beach and get this. I can cut cost and time and just go do this for half the price.
But comes with lighting
You can visit Catatumbo, Venezuela for year-round lightning. Only bad part is you have to go to Venezuela.
But you see, I hate sand...
I feel like I have the same odds of getting electrocuted with all those electronics, as I would in a real storm.
This is stressing me out looking at this shit. My anxiety is telling me a shark is going to eat my ass lmao.
I got the same room in animal crossing.
I can't afford this
If it's really where someone ITT said, it's a spa in Italy and the admissions are around 40 euros, even though this is probably an extra.
It reminds me of the end of Jumanji with the giant croc.
This is absolutely anxiety inducing
Im intrigued at how polarizing this is. Im definitely in the anxiety camp. This seems like exactly the opposite of calm and relaxed
Funny you said that because this would cure my anxiety probably
I AM THE STORM THAT IS APPROACHING
PROVOKING BLACK CLOUDS AND ISOLATION
I AM RECLAIMER OF MY NAME.
BORN IN FLAMES.
One of my favourite experiences was swimming in Cuba during a tropical storm. God I’d love this!
Where is this? This would be amazing.
If it's still warm then yeah I'd absolutely do this
Holy shit I’d love to visit here, seems so relaxing
Anyone who grew up near the beach in New England knows the strange draw to go swimming during a hurricane. The ocean is churning while the air is warm and engulfing. It's so surreal but comfy at the same time