One of the two best feelings a kid can have is that immediate king of the world, I’ve got this life thing all figured out of learning how to skip a stone across a body of water (the other is the freedom of learning of how to ride a bike, I think). But that smug satisfaction of throwing rocks that jump like 2-4 times…
Winter makes people desperate. Being surrounded by snow for months saps the fun out of the world. Walking on a frozen ice lake is not comforting. But screw it all. Because people need to be, well, people, crazy folks that were sick of winter this year decided to chainsaw up a frozen lake and make a moving carousel on…
This is a crazy overhead view of a giant intake vortex at Denison Dam in Lake Texoma, one of the largest reservoirs in the US on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. The water in the reservoir got a little bit too high, so it was drained like a bathtub. A giant bathtub, that is. I wouldn’t be surprised if the giant water…
In 1995, the hydroelectric power plant on the shores of this Tasmanian lake went dark for the final time. It’s remained silent for 20 years since—until this year, when it re-opened with a radically different business model: A hotel.
These two guys were hiking in the High Tatras Mountains, in Slovakia, when they bumped into this frozen lake with crystal clear ice. The water is so transparent that they seem to be floating a few feet above the ground.
These skydivers—after a series of crazy spins—land on a lake sliding with their feet all the way to the shore. I've seen skydivers land in crazy ways before but I've never seen them touch down in such an acrobatic way.
Avoid Russia. It's not the human rights situation, their maniac president, or even all those crazy drivers trying to kill you. It's just that this unholy land will destroy you on its own, without any human intervention: Screaming meteors, massive fires, giant holes, and now living lakes hungry for human bodies.
If you think you're looking at an engine blowing out in the plane above, you wouldn't exactly be right. The plane is actually stocking a remote lake with fish by dropping them into the water from the air like it would a bomb. It's a method that's used all around the country but looks completely nutty when you see it…
Officials in Zhengzhou, China, wanted to build an artificial lake on the outskirts of the city but everything went wrong. The source of water they intended to use dried up and the hundreds of thousands of tons of sand destined for the artificial beach began to spread, covering an area the size of four football fields.
The locals in the remote island of Hokkaido, Japan, call this beautiful place The Blue Pond. They should call it the The Magical Lake That Changes Color With the Mood of the Weather Gods. Or That Frosty Lake Featured in Apple iOS 7's Stock Backgrounds. I can go either way.
You have to be really stupid to drive a buggy on a lake when you don't actually know if the lake would support its weight. Just like these clowns.
If you think these images from the North Pole look more like a lake than the snow-covered expanse you'd expect, that because it is is—the North Pole has melted.
In one word: LOUD. In two words: Shattered glass. In three words: What the hell? As spring finally decides to replace winter, some weird phenomena is happening on the lake shores of Minnesota. It's an ice shattering shriek known as chandeliering, large piles of ice splinter into shards of glass and create a helluva…
Our crazy awesome friend DevinSuperTramp and his gang of crazier and even more awesome friends came up with ways to make a zipline ever more fun: tying a knot in the middle of the line, running two people at once to catapult a person and trying as many insane tricks with skis as possible.
During the fall and winter, you can hike along the trails of Austria's Grüner See (or Green Lake) park. But as spring comes on, the snows melt down from the surrounding mountains, turning the area into a beautiful lake where scuba divers can see what above-ground scenes look like underwater.
Everyone say "PROM!" Prrrrrom... CREACRACKSHRIEKSPLASHOOOF. That's pretty much what happened to a group of Wisconsin students who decided to take their prom pictures on a dock over a lake. It's the best prom picture I've ever seen.
On February 5th, more than twenty years after they first started drilling, Russian scientists finally broke through the last remaining layers of an ice sheet that has separated Lake Vostok from the rest of the world for twenty million years.
On June 4, southern Chile's Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in 50 years. It's been spewing giant ash clouds ever since. Enough ash, it seems, to make the Nahuel Huapi Lake in neighboring Argentina an unrecognizable, soot-covered abyss, as you'll see in the above video of one diver's attempt to sift…