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Holy Crap, This Is A Lot Of Freaking Sharks

Video: Smithsonian Channel’s Secrets of Shark Island is a wonderful documentary about the ecosystem in the waters around the Revillagigedo Islands, a group of four volcanic islands 386km off of Mexico. Because it’s “the only natural juncture for miles” in the Pacific Ocean, there’s a lot going on around there. Most scarily, a shit ton of migrating sharks. My God, just look at all them.


Michigan Sues Two Companies Over Flint's Poisoned Water Crisis

Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed charges against two companies over the public health disaster that has unfolded in Flint’s water supply over the last few years. The charges include negligence, public nuisance and fraud.


How To Make Metal Coins Magically Float On Water

Coins are supposed to sink. When you toss ’em in a fountain, they drop right down to the bottom, right? Not always. There’s a trick that can actually make metal coins float, and it’s totally trippy to see. You carefully level the coin (which needs to be made of aluminium and not zinc) onto the surface of the water with a paper clip, and then slide the paper clip away. Boom! You’ve just become a sorcerer. The metal coin is floating.


Recreating Van Gogh's Starry Night By Swirling Paint On Water Is Pretty Incredible

Van Gogh’s The Starry Night can be recreated in real life in two ways: one of them is to be on drugs, and the other, apparently, is to swirl paint on water like artist Garip Ay. It’s sort of illegal to do the first thing, but you can watch how Ay recreates Starry Night in the video below. Check out how the colours blend together and how the swirls settle in to reach that classic effect.


Cool View Of A Pilot Pouring Water Upside Down While Doing A Barrel Roll In A Fighter Jet

Video: It’s always fun to melt your brain from what looks like the laws of physics breaking. Therefore, it’s always fun to see a pilot pour water up into a cup while upside down in a fighter jet. It’s something we’ve seen plenty before, but this view is especially cool. You get to see the entire process happen so clearly: The pilot pours the water while the plane twists around, the pilot drinks the water while it flips around and then he holds the cup of water out for good measure and doesn’t miss a single drop as the plane goes upside down.


This Upside Down Video Of The Paris Flood Makes It Seem Like You're Underwater

Video: When you throw a GoPro on a fishing rod and toss it in the flooded Seine in Paris and then flip that footage upside down, you better be prepared for some interesting shots of the City of Light. Some of it is really cool, what you think is the real world gets all bendy and warped. Other parts can get a little bit dull, since it’s just dirty brown water covering your view.


Why Doesn't This Fountain Obey The Laws Of Science?

You don’t even need primary school science to know that water flows wherever gravity pulls it. But somehow when poured onto Arthur Carabott’s intriguing fountain, it instead sticks to impossibly perfect straight paths and corners on its way down.


Los Angeles Has A Plan To Stop Importing Its Water

For over a century, Los Angeles has famously siphoned its water from mountain streams hundreds of kilometres away. Now LA believes that it can wean itself off its many aqueducts, and has approved a 25-year plan to do exactly that.


What Dry Ice Looks Like Underwater

Video: If watching dry ice sublimate is already one of life’s pleasures, what can we call the joy of watching dry ice being submerged in water? Never seen it? Forgotten what it looks like? Well, watch this whole brick of dry ice get stuck underwater and check out how the carbon dioxide gas just bubbles up to the surface while forming a slithery, almost refractive layer around the dry ice. The dry ice almost takes an amorphous shape.


Watch A Cruise Ship Crash Into The Side Of The Dock

Video: When you’re as big as this cruise ship — and it’s really big at 294m long, 32m wide and 91,000 tonnes — it can be hard to stop. So you have to make sure you slow down in time or you’ll destroy things because once again, you’re a really big ship. This cruise ship, the Celebrity Infinity, didn’t stop in time and slammed into the side of a dock at Ketchikan Harbour in Alaska, downing part of the barge and busting up a few mooring dolphins.


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