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Feels Like Walking on Broken Glass

County officials in Broward, Florida anticipate becoming the first in the country to combine tiny crushed particles of glass with regular sand to help combat critical erosion along 24 miles of coast.

So if it feels just like you're walking on broken glass, well, you are.

The glass particles are so small, though, that beachgoers won't even notice, and other beaches around the globe are already testing the measure.

Normally sand is dredged from the ocean floor and deposited on beaches, but reef preservation and trawling restrictions have legislators changing their tune.

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