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Jul 19, 2013 5:11 PM by Joe Bevans

Walk in the rain without getting wet

NEW YORK (AP) - It's New York's hottest art exhibit - and its coolest. Even as the temperature climbs to nearly 100 degrees, people have been waiting in line for hours outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art to enter the cool dampness of the "Rain Room." That's an exhibit where water pours from the ceiling, but halts as if by magic wherever visitors step or swing their limbs. The effect is made possible by sophisticated motion detectors. It gives people get the sensation of walking in a downpour without getting wet. Since it opened in May, waits to get into the exhibit have often exceeded five hours. The exhibit closes on July 28. Several people who braved long lines on the sidewalk Friday said it was worth the wait.

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