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  • May 7, 2014
    This is a series of 3-D illusions drawn in the beach sand of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand by Constanza Tagini Nightingale, Jamie Harkins, and David Rendu of 3D Sand Drawings. That's like, a club they started. Is it a club I would join? Maybe. Are there any monthly dues? D... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2014
    This is a mesmerizing 15-minute video of an artist manipulating sand on a spinning surface to hypnotize your brain and make you do things you normally wouldn't. In my case, it was eat a healthy lunch. I'm kidding, I had half a box of Girl Scout Cookies and the Snickers bar I ... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of Kinetic Sand, a sand play toy made from 98% sand, and 2% Polydimethyl siloxane, a "silicon-based organic polymer...particularly known for its unusual rheological (or flow) properties." It makes the sand act...weird. Also, at $45 for 5kg (~11 p... / Continue →
  • March 8, 2013
    Sure Minas Tirith didn't have a moat, but come on -- this is a sandcastle. A sandcastle without a moat is like a hotdog bun with no hotdog -- it isn't right. And it's even more wrong when you decide to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in it. Built by DeviantARTist Buc... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2012
    This is a video of a robotic arm that sprays a mixture of sand and water and some sort of adhesive to create these intricate, organic-looking sculptures. I don't know about you, but if I saw a robotic arm making sand castles on the beach I'd bury it and then give it a big ol' ... / Continue →
  • July 11, 2012
    This is a gallery of the graffiti that German street artist Mirko Reisser created on the beach. It's supposed to be his tag. What's it say? The same thing all other tags say, I HAVE NO F***ING CLUE. Kidding, it actually reads 'DAIM', which I can ALMOST make out since I know... / Continue →
  • July 20, 2011
    Note: Full-res version HERE. I think I saw a sand-crab! This is an 8-bit video game themed sand sculpture created by Guy-Olivier Deveua. As you can see, it was on display somewhere between the port-o-johns and the sign for the sushi restaurant. That's about it. Well, besid... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2011
    These are grains of sand magnified 250x. I have no clue if representative of typical grains of sand like you'd find stuck to a dog turd at the beach, or if they had to pick through a bunch on a magic beach to find some really good ones. In reality, most sand probably looks pr... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2011
    Note: Full-res (1600 x 1200) version HERE in case you're convinced there's a stray shadow faux pas somewhere you could spot if the image were just larger. This is a for-really-real picture taken by Frans Lanting in Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Like, it hasn't been Photosho... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2010
    The 'Sand Glass' stoplight concept by Thanva Tivawong counts down the sands of time until your light turns green so you know precisely when to neutral-drop your (roommate's) car and make a speedy getaway, leaving all the blue-hairs in your (roommate's) Civic's dust to squawk ab... / Continue →
  • November 20, 2009
    In a mash-up of universes that's about to make my head explode, it turns out Tusken Raiders love Scooby Snacks. And speaking of which -- I'd like to see Scoob and the gang try pulling THAT dude's mask off. Ruh-roh is right -- you gonna die! Sand People like Scooby Snacks [tk... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2009
    This is the winner of the hit television series Ukraine's Got Talent, Kseniya Simonova, showing off her sand manipulating skills. And let me tell you, it's impressive. Almost as impressive as the time I made a three-bucket sandcastle at the beach before the ocean washed it aw... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2009
    This is a sandworm scene from Dune rendered in LEGO form. I like it, simple but effective. And, not to brag or anything, but I've totally ridden a sandworm to the center of the earth before. It was hot (plus the devil is a real dick), but not as hot as the time I flew a unic... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2009
    Get a good look folks, because you're sure as hell never gonna see it in real life. One Billion Dollar is stacked on 12 standard pallets, altogether 10 million 100 USD notes. One Billion Dollar is not so much about what you see but what you could do or not do with the money.... / Continue →
  • December 15, 2008
    A new Versace hotel in Dubai is going to feature an air-conditioned beach. Ha, and all this time I thought beaches were supposed to be hot. A system of heat-absorbing pipes and giant wind blowers will "keep tourists cool in the searing 40-50C (104-122F) heat." Soheil Abedian,... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2008
    This is a picture of Darth Vader in sand sculpture form (aka Sand Vader). It's not bad if you squint your eyes and shake your head so you can't tell it's way out of proportion and Vader has creepy bug-eyes. Personally, I would have gone with a Jawa Sandcrawler and a bunch of... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    The Natural Radio is controlled by rocks and operates using a scale. The more rocks you put on the volume scale the louder it gets. Same goes for frequency. Now I'm not very coordinated, so I couldn't imagine getting more than two or three stones balanced. What if I want to lis... / Continue →