At the end of my time at Seattle Central, I took a class on public speaking. Part of the class involved giving reasoned arguments in public talks (public meaning the rest of the class). One day there was some time left in the class period but no one had a speech to give so the floor was opened. I gave a spontaneous off-the-cuff speech arguing in favor of transforming the Kingdome (grunge era Seattle, eh?) into the world’s largest indoor rainforest. This was either 1993 or 1994 (as I graduated from Seattle Central in 1994).
Unbeknownst to me, only a couple of years later some English folks had similar inspired thinking and eventually were able to construct what is in fact the world’s largest indoor rainforest. Called the Eden Project and built in Cornwall in a former clay pit (and movie set), they have built a series of dome structures with different themes based on regions.
Now I have a reason to visit Cornwall. Just need a friend to put me up for a bit of time and I’m set.