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Manute Bol in a swimming pool.

via, @si_vault

The Sounds of Surfing at JAWS


In Maui in 3 parts.

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Glass Beach

Located in MacKerricher State Park close to Fort Bragg, California, Glass Beach owes its name to the nearby residents who used to dump their refuse off the surrounding cliffs.

More photos can be found at Kuriositas

photo: Meganpru

Come 2012, The World’s Longest Water Coaster


Mammoth at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.

A Tiny Sea Horse Two-Finger Ring

Made in Gold Plated Sterling Silver by Emilie Thomas


One of the 6 water-purifying devices for the developing world in this Inhabitat article.

Fishing With John: Jim Jaramusch

“John Lurie takes Jim Jarmusch shark-fishing for the inaugural episode of his 1991 series Fishing With John.”

via, the documentarian

IWC Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition “Plastiki”

The 2011 watch was designed to commemorate the 2010 ocean expedition named “Plastiki” completed by environmentalist and adventurer David de Rothschild and his team.

More here

Whole Dungeness Crabs

“Caught in Puget Sound and cooked the same day it’s shipped to you.”

Available through GiltTaste

Paddleboarding With Laird Hamilton and Puma

Earlier this Summer I was on-hand as Puma launched both their Mar Mostro Volvo 70 yacht and the paddleboard inspired by it. The limited edition carbon fiber stand-up paddleboard was designed by Hamilton (the ‘honorary’ 12th member of the PUMA Ocean Race crew) and Juan K, designer of the Mar Mostro. The board turns really well, and sits higher on the water than earlier stand-up paddleboards. I got to learn firsthand that paddleboarding is fairly simple if you have balance, and that no matter what if you’re standing next to Laird Hamilton, you’ll feel like a sissy.

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The More You Know: Narco Subs

Smuggling under the sea.

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Possibility for the Future: A Sunscreen Pill

Scientists studying the Great Barrier Reef  have found a natural sunscreen compound in Acropora coral that could lead to a sunscreen pill.

more at BBC News