Using an expert computer system to parse through over three million satellite photos, scientists have compiled a high resolution map of the Earth that's offering an unprecedented glimpse into how our planet's surface water has changed over the past three decades.
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So Sodastream — a company that is all about making water that is not fizzy, actually fizzy — has just unveiled Shame or Glory, a three minute long advertisement featuring Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum alongside Game of Thrones' Hannah Waddingham (who played Septa Unella, AKA that lady who shouted "SHAME" a lot) and Thor Bjornsson (Gregor Clegane, AKA The Mountain, AKA that big fella who lifts heavy things when he's not being on Game of Thrones). It's part of an attempt to stop people buying bottled water and switch to drinking tap water, to help protect the environment — noble! — and also, presumably purchase more Sodastream products — significantly less noble!
Video: Using a super-absorbing chemical compound called sodium polyacrylate, you can turn boring old H2O into a magical blob-like substance. There's a lot of fun you can have with these water beads, including deep frying them, but watching them turn invisible when submerged is easily the best trick.
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.
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.
Imagine training every day of your life for one big moment, only to find that the moment will be marred by wading through shit-infested water. That's exactly what members of the US Olympic rowing team will feel when they head into the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympics. The team will be competing in water that literally has fresh poop dumped into it every single day.