This wonderfully soothing video provides a close-up look at some of the teensy scale model submarines, boats, and ships floating in the water tanks at Miniatur Wunderland. If you’re ever fortunate enough to be in Hamburg, Germany, you must visit this incredible tiny world.
Expert LEGO builder Brick Technology put together a series of unusual mechanisms designed with one purpose – to sink LEGO ships. After starting with a machine that fires bricks at rowboats, he stepped up his efforts with machines that create waterspouts, waves, and floods and tested them on progressively larger boats.
Hanging out at the shore is a blast with the inflatable Hangout 360 Trio floating lounge. Now available in a vibrant Native Paradise pattern, Bote’s ultimate portable deck is made up of three Hangout 120 platforms that can be joined in a donut shape or used individually. Pontoon backrests makes it comfy for chilling all-day.
RTIC’s water coolers are a great way to keep everyone’s thirst quenched when outdoors or playing sports. The lightweight coolers keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours and have dual locking spouts for dispensing drinks. A clear viewport on the front lets you see quickly how much liquid is left inside. They’re available in stackable 3-gallon and 6-gallon sizes.
Pelican’s Marine Phone Pouch protects smartphones while kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying other outdoor activities. It’s IP68-certified waterproof and features built-in air cushions to help it float. A transparent face allows touchscreen use, and a clever design provides side button access. It’s also available in an XL size and multipacks.
Bottle flipping is so 2016. But that didn’t stop Zac Alsop from bringing the trend back for an epic send-off. He teamed up with the guys from Sent Into Space to launch a water bottle to the edge of space. They came up with an over-engineered solution that keeps the bottle spinning, drops it close to Earth via parachute, then detaches for its final approach.
If you stand under an umbrella-shaped fountain, you can stay dry from the water over your head. But the idea of an umbrella made out of water seems ridiculous. James from The Action Lab tested the idea to see if the laminar flow of water coming from the umbrella would deflect raindrops away, or if they’d still get wet.
Ryder Calm Down loves to make things. Inspired by how dot-matrix printers lay down ink, he built an oversized print head that attaches to the back of his pickup truck and sprays out water droplets at the right time to create letters and numbers. The system uses a Raspberry Pi to control relays and solenoids that open and close valves.
It’s a June tradition for The Slow Mo Guys to perform stupid antics with a giant water balloon. This time, Dan dove face-first into the thing as Gav captured slow-motion footage of his crash landings. Not only did he shoot from the outside of the balloon, but he also got the camera’s skinny probe lens inside of it for some shots.
After seeing a digital simulation of water being poured into a vertical maze and finding its way to the exit, science educator Steve Mould wanted to see if he could replicate the experiment in the real world. It’s interesting to see how maze complexity affects the way the water flows.
The guys from How Ridiculous are back at their 150-foot-tall tower and crane to drop stuff. But instead of just destroying things, they turned it into a game. The objective? The crew must catch as much water from each splashdown as possible. Another game involved keeping water in a container while taking a wild jet boat ride.
With the right equipment and a jet ski, it’s possible to fly thanks to pressurized water. After seeing some obviously faked videos of people flying with a pressure washer, I did a thing wanted to know how many it would take to really get you off the ground. But first, he needed to upgrade to industrial-strength machines.
Thanks to surface tension, it’s possible to skim a bullet across the water like a skipping stone. The Slow-Mo Guys set up an experiment to bounce bullets across an aquarium and captured some amazing 82,000fps footage of the splashes. They also figured out how to bounce bullets off of glass without shattering it.
Artist Thalasso hobbyer makes amazing dioramas, often with undersea creatures as their subject. This gnarly sea monster was inspired by a fellow artist’s illustration of a nightmarish vision. They sculpted the beast from wire and clay, surrounded it with tiny sharks, fish, and a diver, then submerged them in ocean blue resin.
Imagine trying to patch a hole in a leaky pipe while water is pouring out of it. It’s not an easy task. This video of a construction worker in New Orleans shows one method for fixing such a problem – sliding a metal sleeve over the leak, clamping it down to the pipe, then closing a valve on its side, much like turning off a faucet.
We don’t know much about farming watermelons, but apparently, part of the operation includes keeping them cooled off as they go from harvest to shipment. This clever farmer takes advantage of the melons’ buoyancy not only to transport their melons but to keep them from baking in the hot sun.
Exercise rowers that use water resistance provide the most realistic feedback. But they take up a lot of space. The Kingsmith WR1 has a folding rail system that stacks, so it takes up significantly less space when not in use. Its glass fiber paddle and special carriage gliders are designed for smooth and steady operation.
The Slow-Mo Guys captured some of their most amazing explosion footage with the help of the Colorado School of Mines and a special high-speed camera from Shimadzu that can shoot up to 5 million frames per second – though only in a 256 frame burst. It’s not as colorful as the faster footage but it reveals never-before-seen details.
We normally think of water as being clear or maybe having a slight green or blue tint reflected from its surroundings. But Posy reveals a full rainbow of colors hiding in H20 in both steam and liquid forms when the temperature conditions and lighting are just right.
Finding water inside your house is one of the last things you want to experience as a homeowner. YouTuber President Chay has the opposite mindset – at least if he can live in this watertight house that he and his buddies built. It took some serious trial and error, but he was ultimately able to go for an indoor dive.
When it comes to inflatable pools, we try to keep water inside the pool to avoid refilling them for as long as possible. But this guy doesn’t care if he loses a little H2O. Using his body, a pool float, and his knowledge of fluid dynamics, he makes the surrounding water bend to his whim.