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Engineering the perfect sand castle is tricky even in ideal conditions. If you don’t get the sand to water ratio just right, your majestic creation will collapse and wash away. Unless you’re cool with cheating. In that case all you need is a jar of Brookstone’s magical sand that’s always the perfect consistency.
Forget bulging muscles or a toned set of abs. If you really want to impress everyone on the beach, a stunning sand castle is the way to go. And if your sculpting skills max out at Play-Doh snakes, these architectural sand castle moulds will let you re-build the most stunning structures from past empires, ready to be lost to time once again once the tide rolls in.
There’s nothing more fascinating or TV special-worthy than twins separated at birth. Whether they’re reunited at 15 or 50 it’s safe to say that there’ll be some eerily similar food preferences and a whole lot of crying. But what about two chemically-identical grains of silica that haven’t seen each other for more than 4.6 billion years?
Here’s a relatively useless yet undoubtedly impressive trick you can pull the next time you go to the beach: make a sand castle that’s so unbelievably sturdy that it can hold up an entire person. Seriously. What’s it take? Unfortunately, a wee bit more than just wet sand.
These sand sculptures were prepared as part of this year’s Hollywood-themed Weston-Super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival on March 26, 2013, in Weston-Super-Mare, England. All week, 20 award-winning sand sculptors from across the globe are working to create sand sculptures that include odes to Harry Potter, Marilyn Monroe and characters from the Star Wars films as part of the town’s very own movie-themed festival on the beach.
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.