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The C-130 Hercules Can Land And Take Off Anywhere -- Including This Beach

The C-130 Hercules can basically land whatever the hell it wants, so the Danish Air Force took it to the beach because a) it’s fun! and b) you never know when you will have to invade a country. You can see it from multiple angles, including the cockpit. Bonus: A collection of all-terrain Hercules landings — and a carrier.


How To Live Off The Land In Paradise

Away from the tourist hoards, Maui’s east side — Hana and Kipahulu — is an unspoiled tropical paradise full of secret beaches, sacred waterfalls and a jungle so fertile it provides all the food you’ll need. Here’s how you can enjoy it like the locals.


Abandoned Soviet Forced Labour Camp Oddly Turns Into Fun Beach

This is Rummu, an abandoned soviet prison and forced labour open mine located in Estonia. Underground waters flooded the quarry and the place oddly went from being a horrible punishment facility to become one of the most fun beaches I’ve ever seen.


These 3D Sand Drawings Create Fun Trippy Illusions On The Beach

Some people go to the beach to take a dip in the water and get some sun. Jamie Harkins goes to the beach to take a journey to another world. Harkins is a fantastic artist who transforms a beach into alternate realities by creating 3D sand art. Sometimes his art looks like people are sailing in the lake, other times they’re skating or diving or inside a robot. I want to go to the beach with him.


There Is A Right And A Wrong Way To Use A Beach Towel

You think your beach towel is just some colourful barrier between your arse and the sand? Wrong. That water-wicking blanket is actually an intricately designed instrument, fine-tuned to provide you with the best possible poolside experience. And here’s the thing: It’s entirely possible that you’ve been using it wrong all along.


Helicopter Crashes Right On The Beach

I don’t know what’s wrong with helicopters in Brazil, but they keep crashing them in the most idiotic ways possible. Check out this one, going a little bit too close to the beach until it finally crashes against the waves. [Bing]


These Sand Castles Will Never Wash Away

Remember all the hard work you put into sand castles as a little kid? Crouching, scooping and shaping. It was tough! And it was always for naught because the stupid ocean would eventually swallow your castles whole and wash it away. What if you could make sand castles live forever, though? Turns out you can.


What Kind Of Beach Uses 7937 Umbrellas To Block Out The Sun?

This is Haeundae Beach in South Korea. It’s ridiculously popular with up to a million visitors per day. But the funny thing is, it’s not the open sunny beach we know. Instead, it’s lined with umbrellas to block out the sun.


Coconut Headphones Are Built For The Beach

Perfect for those stranded on deserted islands or just anyone who wants to feel more tropical, this DIY headphone mod was crafted from coconut husks and some twine for an authentic beach style and questionable acoustics. [Daugibach via MAKE]


The Deep Flight Super Falcon Sub Is A Private Airplane For The Sea

I’d never been envious of Tom Perkins’ giant sailboat, the Maltese Falcon, until it received a deployable submarine in its belly. The sub, called the Deep Flight Super Falcon, is a 6.5m electric vehicle, bringing aerodynamic principles to the sea.


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