These Qingdao beach photos look as though the visitors are swimming in patches of lettuce. But don't be fooled. The green plant-like substance that's overtaken the waters is in reality algae that's worked its way up the coastline of the Shandong province.
Though Qingdao beach looks more like a soccer field than an actual beach, none of the local residents and tourists are being deterred from taking a dip in its refreshing waters. And why should they? Algae's just a vegetable after all, right?
Implications - As a direct response to the world's saturation of technology, consumers are choosing to remain closer to nature. This offers them a sense of fulfillment as they aren't overwhelmed by technological advancements. Corporations may capitalize on this consumer desire to embrace the naturalistic by offering consumers products with organic-looking textiles.
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