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Daredevil Finds a Way to Make White Water Rafting Even More Dangerous

White water rapids are Mother Nature’s way of telling humans to find another route to their destination. Even with proper safety gear like a helmet and life jacket, navigating tumultuous currents like this is a risky thrill. But it gets exponentially more dangerous when you stack six rafts atop each other and attempt to shoot the rapids. Read More >>

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This Month-Long Timelapse of Life at Sea Makes Me Want to Sail the World

There are certainly some downsides to working aboard a massive container ship that criss-crosses the world’s oceans for months at a time. But through the lens of JeffHK’s timelapse camera, it’s hard to imagine a more soothing and relaxing career choice than roaming the open sea. Read More >>

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Kayaking Through an Abandoned Shipwreck Is Like Discovering an Ancient Alien Spaceship

Mother Nature has done a good job at dotting the planet with hidden caves and caverns that yield amazing footage once they’re discovered. Humans have created similarly spectacular secret locales, albeit accidentally, as this kayaker discovered while paddling through the abandoned MV E Evangelia cargo ship off the coast of Romania. Read More >>

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Watch This Heroic Captain Use His Boat’s Powerful Jet Stream to Put Out a Massive Fire

It doesn’t take long for a grass fire to turn into a raging inferno that sweeps through entire forests, so a pair of quick-thinking boaters in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, used their jet boat to create a massive rooster tail that helped douse the flames before firefighters arrived on scene. Read More >>

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Londoners Trusted to be in Charge of a 4mph Electric Boat

A new miniature equivalent of Uber for Boats has launched in London, with GoBoat ready to unleash the horror that is groups of businessmen and tourists tooling about unsupervised on the city's iconic canal routes. Read More >>

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Uber for Boats Arrives in Europe

There is now an official splinter group within Uber dedicated solely to boats, with UberBOAT about to go live for bookings in and around the coast of Croatia. Read More >>

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Exclusive: Think Boaty McBoatface is Bad? We Reveal What The Research Ship Could Have Been Named

Last Spring the British public took part in a major vote - one that would have profound consequences for generations to come. No, not the EU referendum, but the competition held by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to name their new £200m polar research ship. Read More >>

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Dreamy Slo-Mo Footage of Dolphins Chasing a Boat Will Make Your Day More Manageable

As you stare at your computer screen on a slow afternoon, you’re probably wondering why your job doesn’t involve majestic dolphins and stunning background scenery. We don’t have any answers for you, but at least there’s a fullscreen option so you can temporarily forget all those emails you’re avoiding. Read More >>

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Boaty McBoatface Is Going On Its First Trip

The submersible named by people who think "that's what she said" is the height of intelligent comedy, Boaty McBoatface, is embarking on its maiden voyage this week. Read More >>

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This Maniac Just Crossed the Atlantic on a Goddamn Paddleboard

When it comes to pushing oneself towards greatness, some of us vow to read more books or sign up for a 5K run. Others try to learn a new skill, like woodworking. Chris Bertish, however, decided to become the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a paddleboard because he is a crazy man. Read More >>

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Construction Finally Begins on Chinese Titanic Replica That Simulates the Disaster

A few years ago, plans were announced for a life-size replica of the Titanic, the luxury ship whose sinking inspired a very expensive movie and some great blogs. On Wednesday, construction of the large fake boat finally began. Read More >>

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Houseboat Gifted to ‘Homeless Youth’ Washes Up Empty on Other Side of Atlantic

This weekend, a mysterious, tar-covered houseboat apparently built by a Canadian adventurer was discovered unoccupied on Irish beach — some 3,000 miles from where it was last seen. Read More >>

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Royal Navy Tests Autonomous Surveillance Speedboat on Thames, Doesn’t Crash

The Thames has seen more than its fair share of weird stuff this week. Just a day after having a giant floating model of London burned on top of it, the river has been used as a testing ground for one of the Royal Navy’s newest toys. Read More >>

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Racing Hydroplanes Looks Terrifying

Hydroplane racing seems like one of those sports where fans only watch in hopes of seeing a spectacular crash. Read More >>

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A New Petition’s Calling for Sir David Attenborough to be Renamed Boaty McBoatface

Gary Jackson, we salute you. Following the gut-wrenching news that the UK’s new £200 million polar research ship will be named RRS Sir David Attenborough rather than Boaty McBoatface -- Solon and Pericles would be ashamed -- he’s set up a new petition calling for everyone’s favourite naturalist to change his name. Read More >>