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Overflowing a Bathroom

Overflowing a Bathroom

Have you ever left a sink or tub running to the point where it overflows? Hopefully, you caught it before it did what happens in this video from NRK. In what we can only imagine was the Norwegian equivalent of Mythbusters, they filled the upper level of a bathroom with water to see just how much it would take to make the floor collapse.

Blowing Underwater Fire Rings

Blowing Underwater Fire Rings

The Backyard Scientist has a penchant for dangerous, yet impressive experiments. In this clip, he takes to his swimming pool with a contraption that’s designed to blow perfect bubble rings, but instead of just filling them with oxygen, he introduces some propane, so when hit with an electric charge, they explode.

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Filling Stretch Armstrong

Filling Stretch Armstrong

The Stretch Armstrong toy was engineered to be stretched as much as possible, though we’re pretty sure they never intended for it to do this. Watch as the guys from The King of Random cut off his head, then pump him with 25 gallons of water. On the second go-round, they removed the sticky goo inside to improve their results.

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Slow-mo Thermite in Water

Due to the global pandemic, The Slow Mo Guys are still stuck an ocean apart, so today’s clip features a solo experiment conducted by Gav, who has the duo’s high-speed cameras in his possession. Sit back and enjoy some slow-motion footage of molten thermite being poured into an aquarium filled with water.

Why Is Water So Weird?

Why Is Water So Weird?

Despite being one of the most common (and lifegiving) chemicals on Earth, water behaves in ways that it probably shouldn’t. This clip from Seeker dives into the deep end of the ocean as it explains some of the strange properties of H2O, and why scientists are still learning things about this theoretically simple compound.

Surfing a Grass Wave

Surfing a Grass Wave

This crazy video loop shows what happens when grass grows on top of boggy marsh. Basically, the water forms a large bubble underneath the turf layer, which can actually be ridden like a wave – at least until you fall through it.

Insane Water Flow

Insane Water Flow

In this scene from the Discovery UK show Richard Hammond’s Big, the Hamster visits the Verbund Hydro Power plant in Austria. Watch as he gets up close and personal with the massive stream of water coursing out of the bottom of a hydroelectric dam, where more than 5000 gallons of water gush out per second.

Pressure Washing with Stencils

Pressure Washing with Stencils

Do you have a dirty sidewalk or driveway at your house? Pressure washing is a great way to get the grime off. Craig “Turnah81” Turner shows us how to use brick stencils to make a little bit of temporary art while hosing off his parking pad. Also, we love the Aussie pronunciation of “algae.”

Hydrapak Expedition 8L

Hydrapak Expedition 8L

Stay hydrated even when you’re out in remote locations with Hydrapak’s oversize water pack. It has an 8-liter capacity, yet flattens and rolls to a small size for storage. It has a waterproof TPU body, a removable tap, a flexible webbing handle, and has marks for measuring its contents.

LifeStraw Home Pitcher

LifeStraw Home Pitcher

LifeStraw is known for its outdoor water filter straws. The company is now bringing its expertise to the home with this elegant but highly effective two-stage filtration system. The Home pitcher also has an easy fill lid and is made of shatter-resistant glass.

How Much Water Is on Earth?

How Much Water Is on Earth?

It’s been drilled into our heads that the majority of Earth is covered in water, but just how much is there? Wren of Corridor Crew provides some great visualizations to give us a better idea of the volume of H2O, and when packed into a sphere, its size is surprising.

Nebia Spa Showerhead 2.0

Nebia Spa Showerhead 2.0

Nebia builds on the success of its efficient showerhead. The new version offers even more coverage, warmth, and speed compared to its predecessor. It saves up to 65% on water compared to traditional showerheads while enveloping you in a powerful mist.

Grayl Geopress Water Purifier Bottle

Grayl Geopress Water Purifier Bottle

Grayl’s latest water purifier bottle creates 24oz of safe and clean drinking water in just 8 seconds. Simply fill up its outer chamber, press the inner chamber with the cap and cartridge and you’re good to go. The cartridge lasts up to 4 months.

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Fizzing Bottle

Fizzing Bottle

Fizzing Cool’s Fizzing Bottle is a 20oz insulated bottle that has a built-in carbonation system. Just insert a CO2 cartridge at the bottom of the bottle, twist the bottom lid, and you’re good to go. One CO2 cartridge can fizz up to 80oz of liquid.

How to Make a Simple Kayak

How to Make a Simple Kayak

DIY channel The Q shows us how to make a kayak using only three materials: sticks, shrinkwrap and a ton of transparent tape. The question of course is how and why you’d carry the latter two in the wild. But the end result is surprisingly sturdy.

Waterfall Skyscraper

Waterfall Skyscraper

While the building has yet to be completed, we still are wowed by the idea that a 400 foot-tall skyscraper has a working 350 foot-tall waterfall built into its facade. The Liebian International Building is being built in Guiyang, China. Sadly, they can’t run it all the time.

Spyra One Water Gun

Spyra One Water Gun

The Spyra One is an electronic water gun. Instead of ejecting a stream, it shoots discrete “bullets” to up to 30 ft. It has a built-in pump that lets you refill the gun in seconds over a body of water. It also has a digital display that shows how many shots you have left.

How to Make a Giant Slip N’ Slide

How to Make a Giant Slip N’ Slide

I Like to Make Stuff got envious of a friend who had a large slip n’ slide, so he decided to build one out of off the shelf parts. The build’s main parts are PVC pipes, pool noodles and plastic sheets. The spray bar was made such that it can be disassembled for storage.

World’s Largest Bath Bomb

World’s Largest Bath Bomb

Vat19 made a huge version of their Black Abyss Bath Bomb. How huge? Well they claim it’s the world’s largest. With it weighing in at around 2,000lb, we’re inclined to believe them. The huge accessory was more than enough to color an entire swimming pool.

Elemental

Elemental

Armand Dijcks took still photos of water taken by fellow photographer Ray Collins and then animated and looped each one of them. The results are mesmerizing cinemagraphs that are at once crisp and fluid. Check out Armand’s site for more cinemagraphs.

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Aquanautia Dry Pocket Shorts

Aquanautia Dry Pocket Shorts

Rishi Thornhill’s Aquanautia shorts have a pocket that stays waterproof up to 100ft, thanks to self-sealing magnetic clasps. The shorts are made from recycled plastic bottles and are also water- and stain-repellent. Our only concern – erasing credit cards with all those magnets.

OneUp Portable Life Preserver

OneUp Portable Life Preserver

The OneUp is a personal flotation device that comes packed into a case about the size of a soda can. It’s designed to automatically inflate when it comes into contact with water. It can be reused by replacing its CO2 cartridge and folding it back into its case.

Ploota Flotation Device

Ploota Flotation Device

The Ploota is an automatic and reusable flotation device that you wear around your neck. It can detect when you’re in danger of drowning and automatically inflates its bladders using the replaceable CO2 canisters. You can also trigger it manually.

DIY Flaming Vortex Fountain

DIY Flaming Vortex Fountain

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson shows us how to build a cool looking light-up fountain that not only spins water around in an endless whirlpool, it has a bubbler that he rigged up with propane gas so the surface of the water lights on fire.

LifeStraw Universal Water Bottle Filter

LifeStraw Universal Water Bottle Filter

LifeStraw brings its proven instant filtration technology to water bottles. The LifeStraw Universal is the first water bottle to have a two-stage filtration system. It comes with two different caps, so it fits inside most water bottles.

WaterBrick Water & Food Container

WaterBrick Water & Food Container

WaterBrick’s signature product is a stackable and durable BPA-free plastic container that totes up to 3.5 gal of water or 27 lb of dry food. There’s also a 1.6 gal variant, one that has a wide opening, and one that’s filled with vehicle emergency supplies.

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