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Water Does Some Really Weird Shit To Things

Video: Water can do some trippy things, man. If you take a glass of water and slide it in front of a pattern, the refraction of light in water basically screws with those patterns and makes it appear as something else entirely. The distortion is really crazy to see because black and white squares turn into alternating white and black rectangles, and diagonal lines can become crazy squigglies.


A Bellyflop Competition Is Even More Brutal Than It Sounds

Video: When swimming most people try to avoid bellyflopping into the water since it feels like 1000 people slapping you in the chest at once. But in Oslo, at the official Dødsing competition, competitors attempt to bellyflop on purpose to impress the judges.


Six Million Americans Have This Toxic Chemical In Their Drinking Water

You might want to reconsider drinking the water next time you visit the States: A new Harvard study has found that six million Americans drink water containing unsafe levels of obscure industrial pollutants associated with cancer and other severe health consequences.


Surfing Without A Surfboard Looks Totally Silly

Video: Here’a goofy surf video from Foster Huntington that perfectly edits out the surfboard to make it look like people can surf by wearing special boots. The video itself is funny — and the edited footage is absolutely ridiculous. But man, would it be cool if it were possible. It’s like walking on water if Jesus were a surfer dude.


Watch Water Pour Upward At The Hoover Dam

Video: Here’s a silly fun experiment to do the next time you’re at the Hoover Dam: try and pour a bottle of water over the dam. Instead of flowing downward like water almost always does, the water actually flies up and flows upward because of the super strong draft.


These Deep Trenches On Mars Aren't What We Thought They Were

The surface of Mars is lined with mysterious deep-carved trenches. A long-standing theory suggesting that the were left long ago by flowing rivers was just debunked. So where did these trenches come from?


A Colorado Town Is Freaking Out About THC In Its Water

A tiny Colorado town made national headlines this week after authorities told residents not to use the water, citing concerns that it had been contaminated with THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.


The Fjords Of Norway Are So Pretty That They Seem Magical

Video: Escape to the fjords of Norway, and imagine the still beauty of seeing inlets surrounded by cliffs. You can pretend you’re in a different world where work doesn’t exist, but magic just might. That’s where I want to be right now.


Florida's Slime Coast Is A State-Sponsored Disaster

Image: Maddie Stone The smell hit me as soon as I opened my car door — like rancid milk mixed with dog shit. I gasped for breath as humid air descended, filling my pores with the putrid odor.


It's Going To Be Tougher To Find Drinkable Water On Mars Than We Thought

Explorers hoping to find easily accessible liquid water on Mars may be out of luck. A new study questions the source of recently discovered surface water on the Red Planet, a revelation that may force Martian colonists to settle in the arctic regions where ice is plentiful.


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