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  • July 30, 2015
    This is a first person point of view heading down Action Park's 2,000-foot water slide. It's actually more of a slip-n-slide with walls than a traditional waterslide. The whole ride from top to bottom takes almost a minute and a half. That is pretty decent. But what's up wi... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2015
    This are several videos of Trude the owl bathing in a sink full of water. Apparently Trude loves bath time, and I can't say I blame him. When I'm in the shower is one of the few times of the day I'm actually able to be happy and relaxed for a couple minutes. Unfortunately, w... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    Note: This article was originally published in 2009 but since the internet is like a roller coaster it's going back around again with its hands in the air, screaming. Elisabeth Beucher's Green Warrior Shower Curtain was designed to help control your water consumption by slow... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    This is a video from The Slow Mo Guys of one of them sitting inside a giant water balloon until it bursts, all captured in glorious slow motion. I learned very little. Mostly just that giant water balloons are a thing that exist and a grown man can fit in one. Still, I would... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2015
    This is a video capturing a giant intake vortex at the Denison Dam spillway on Lake Texoma. The whirlpool is a result of the lake's unusually high water level due to heavy rains. It measures over 8-feet in diameter and is allegedly capable of swallowing a boat whole. Me? I'... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2015
    The Black Hole is a water slide at the Bad 1 waterpark in Bremerhaven, Germany. It's an older slide that's been retrofitted with a ton of different LEDs to make riders feel like they're traveling through star fields and a black hole. I've got the feeling traveling through an ... / Continue →
  • June 1, 2015
    This is a video documenting what happens when you pour water on a grease fire, filmed at 2,500 frames/second. It basically produces a massive, face-melting fireball. Which is exactly why you should never try using water to put out a grease fire. You should also never use a ... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2015
    The HYDAWAY is a $20 water bottle made out of food-grade silicone. They're completely collapsible and reusable (top-rack dishwasher safe), so you can feel good knowing you're not contributing to the 90,000 plastic water bottles thrown away every 60 seconds IN THE US ALONE. Th... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2015
    This is a short video of a flamethrower and fire hose doing battle. Who wins? SPOILER: the fire hose. The water wins. Although it did cheat and get a head start. Also, now I want to see a four-way battle between earth, water, fire and wind. Who do you think would win that... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2015
    These are the Rainworks street art and games created in Seattle using stencils and water-repellant spray. For those of you who were unaware, Seattle is notorious for its rain. Here in Southern California? Not so much. Apparently we're supposed to run out of water in like a ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2015
    Flood Map is an interactive map you can use to see just what increase in water elevation it would take to flood your town/state/country/world. Apparently it takes a pretty significant increase to flood anything but the coasts, and this map here represents a water elevation of ... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2015
    This is a preview video of the the soon to be opened (and probably closed) SkyCaliber water slide at New Jersey's infamous Action Park, best known for its shoddy rides that have killed several people and injured countless others over the years. Obviously, I want to go very bad... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2015
    This is the Swirl faucet design concept from Simin Qiu. It uses two turbines to pour water in a two-layer swirling lattice. Because the water doesn't fall in a solid stream, it's supposed to save water consumption by up to 15%. Of course, the extra water you spend just sitti... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2015
    Because paisley rims. This isn't a new video, so you may have already seen it. But if you haven't, you're in for a treat. And not some shitty Rice Krispie Treat either, a REAL treat. Like a banana split made with all your favorite ice creams and toppings and bananas with NO... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2015
    This is a piece of metal that's been laser-etched with "micro- and nanoscale structures" by scientists at the University of Rochester to increase its hydrophobic (water-repellant) properties. The scientists believe it's a significantly better solution than chemical coatings, n... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2015
    Second thoughts: it looks like Bill is having them. This is a video demonstration of the Janicki OmniProcessor, a giant machine that can turn sewer waste (including wadded up toilet paper and actual turds) into electricity, ash, and clean drinking water. It's supposed to be a... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2014
    This is the beautifully crafted Bioshock themed aquarium built by Tim Baker Creations as part of the Super-Fan Build web series. They did an amazing job (the Big Daddy's mask has lights inside and his drill even rotates), I just wish it had even MORE decorations. Like, maybe ... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2014
    While most people would spend their time trying to move OUT of a dumpster, environmental science professor Jeff Wilson has committed to living inside one of the trash shacks for an entire year. During that time, Jeff, who also calls himself Professor Dumpster and not Captain T... / Continue →
  • September 23, 2014
    This is Montegrotto Terme, Italy's recently completed 'Y-40' (aka 'The Deep Joy', which I've actually been called before), the new world's deepest swimming pool (previously: this one). The pool's central well reaches a depth of 40-meters (~131-feet) and is used for deep-sea di... / Continue →
  • July 25, 2014
    Meet Bunch O Balloons, a system for filling up to 100 water balloons per minute invented by father of eight Josh Malone. Because when it's your job to fill water balloons for eight kids, you're gonna find a way to make that shit easier on yourself. Same goes for putting them ... / Continue →