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A container ship traveling around the ocean at night is one of the most beautiful things

I literally gasped in disbelief when I first saw this timelapse by Toby Smith of the Gunhilde Maersk at sea. It goes from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Ningbo, China and the night scenes are unbelievable. The skies are salted with glittery stars and the lights of the port cities paint the horizon in a sort of… »9/02/15 10:44pmYesterday 10:44pm

Hand-Finished Wooden Toy Boats Too Beautiful To Ever Get Wet

Knowing that millions of copies of a plastic toy can be easily churned out of a giant machine makes wooden toys feel even more special, luxurious, and worth taking care of. Italian boatmaker Riva recently commissioned MadeInDreams to turn some of its more popular models into wooden toy boats, and the results are so… »5/19/15 2:09pm5/19/15 2:09pm

It took almost 100,000 pieces to build this 10-foot Lego hospital ship

Michelangelo’s David might be the penultimate example of Renaissance sculpting, but Arjan Oude Kotte’s MS Jutlandia is the penultimate example of Lego shipbuilding. At ten-feet long and five-feet tall it was built using somewhere between 90,000 and 100,000 pieces of Lego, and at that size it’s the perfect scale for… »4/28/15 1:51pm4/28/15 1:51pm

Fishing Is Even Lazier When You Use an RC Boat

Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That's working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favorite fishing spot? That's just making a lazy sport even lazier—which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll… »3/09/15 2:46pm3/09/15 2:46pm

A New Obscene Superyacht Is Getting Its Own Private IMAX Theater

How's this for obscene. Yacht-maker Ken Freivokh Design is in the process of engineering a brand new 500-foot superyacht for a client that will boast the world's first floating private IMAX theater below deck. And when it's not being used to show movies, the Nemo Room, as it's being called, will display live… »11/07/14 11:20am11/07/14 11:20am

Tipping Rescue Raft Makes It Easier To Pull People From the Water

Water rescues can be particularly tricky because you're on the exact opposite of stable ground while you're trying to pull someone to safety. But getting enough leverage to pull a heavy body out of the water looks a little easier with this clever inflatable raft that can be tipped backwards for easier access to the… »10/17/14 10:22am10/17/14 10:22am

Underwater Obstacles Won't Stop This Aluminum-Armored Jet Ski

If you're looking for a real sense of speed on the water, a personal watercraft—or jet ski as they're more commonly known—is definitely the way to go. However, their lightweight fiberglass hulls that let them zip across the water aren't exactly designed to survive run-ins with rocks or other underwater debris. But the »9/18/14 9:44am9/18/14 9:44am

A Sit-Down Stand-Up Paddleboard For Taking It Easy On the Water

Stand-Up Paddleboarding has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years, but it's an activity limited to those with a good sense of balance, and a strong set of legs. For the rest of us—and the lazy—there's now the CruiserBoard which upgrades your standard paddleboard with a comfy place to sit and lean. »9/04/14 11:14am9/04/14 11:14am

What is the massive green oceanic glow that surrounds Bangkok at night?

This stunning picture of the city of Bangkok, Thailand at nighttime was taken from the ISS by astronaut Reid Wiseman. Well, the concentrated bright white light was the city at least. The emerald green surrounding it? The astronaut had no idea. Was it nuclear waste? Glow in the dark algae? Alien sea monsters? »8/21/14 12:15am8/21/14 12:15am