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Watch As A Massive Oil Platform Gets Towed Out To Sea — It’s Overwhelmingly Huge

Taller than the Sears Tower in Chicago by 150 feet and made of 10 times the amount of steel as the Eiffel Tower, the oil platform best known as Bullwinkle is a feat of human engineering. Listed as one of the marvels of the 20th century, it was driven out into the Gulf of Mexico in 1988. And as it went, it was captured on video for all the world to see.

Not only is the structure itself baffling, but look at the size of the boat pulling it in comparison! Crazy.

Even almost 30 years later, this is impressive.

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This Gorgeous Beach Scene Seemed Totally Normal Until They Saw Something Weird

Cabo is a gorgeous getaway that attracts thousands of tourists each year, but one spectator on the shore took in a strange sight back in 2011.

And it certainly wasn’t a picturesque sunset. While filming, a traveler noticed that the water seemed uncharacteristically choppy. After a few seconds, they realized that something bizarre was afoot.

Watch what jumps out of the water a few seconds in.

I didn’t even know that manta rays could do that! As it turns out, they’re way more athletic than they seem. Nature is full of so many wonders, isn’t it?

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Would You Still Drink Out Of The Tap If You Found THIS In Your Glass?

They say it was Montezuma who cursed the water in Mexico after his Aztec empire was overthrown by the Spanish, causing digestive turmoil to tourists stupid enough to drink it. But based on this video, one wonders if he cursed the waters of Argentina too…just for good measure.

A YouTuber named Diego Oritz from Mendoza, Argentina, posted a video of a bizarre creature that he claims he found in his tap water, alive and squirming.

(via Daily Mail)

Turns out this worm-like creature is called a rat-tailed maggot, which is a larva of the drone fly. So technically if Diego waits long enough, this thing will fly out of his glass of water on its own. Then again, he should probably get his water tanks cleaned before then.

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This Car Was Sinking In The Middle Of A River When A Passerby Became A Hero

Amsterdam’s waterways attract thousands of tourists to the city every year, but for one mother and child, these attractions almost proved to be deadly. The woman’s car somehow ended up in one of the canals, and if they didn’t get help quickly, she and her child would surely have suffered.

Lucky for them, one man didn’t hesitate to step up and save the day. After he jumped into the canal, a few more men followed. Check out the daring rescue mission in the video below.

When things go wrong, it gives people an opportunity to show their true colors. This situation further proves that ordinary people can be heroes.

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Baby Drinks Water For The Very First Time And Absolutely Loves It! This Is Too Cute!

Having a glass of water is such a simple thing. I never realized it could be so mind-blowing to someone. But, then again, everything is a wild new experience for a baby.

Watch as this baby tries his very first sip of water. You’re going to LOVE his reaction:

(Source: Michael Chepul)

His reaction to drinking water is eerily similar to mine when I have a glass of water when I’m hungover.

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Elephant Breaks A Sprinkler And Does Exactly What You’d Expect An Elephant To Do!

When an elephant named Faa Sai accidentally broke a sprinkler that was watering the grass at her home in Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, she decided to make the most of the situation with an impromptu bath.

According to staff at the reserve, this is the second time Faa Sai has ‘accidentally’ broken a sprinkler. Personally, I have an inkling that she knows exactly what she’s doing!

That was completely hysterical. At one point, it looked like she was using that sprinkler as her own personal bidet.

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This Surfing Seal Is Riding Into Our Hearts One Wave At A Time.

Well, everybody’s heard about the “Surfin Bird,” but what about the “Surfin’ Seal”? After people see the video of him trying to shred on another surfer’s board, it’s sure to be the word. What the Surfin’ Seal lacks in talent, it more than makes up for in determination and cuteness. Not to mention preparedness–it showed up in its own wetsuit!

While it doesn’t catch any epic waves, that doesn’t make the surfing sesh any less fun to watch. Check it out!

Stoked yet? Try watching the video again with some classic surf rock playing. This song seemed particularly fitting.

I knew something was missing.

Sealabunga, dudes!

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It Looks Like They’re Just Skipping Rocks At First, But Watch What Happens Next

They say the simplest things in life are the best. Let’s find out if that’s true, shall we?

For all the science nerds out there who know that sodium and water just don’t mix, imagine what would happen if you skipped some sodium metal across a pond. Actually, you know what? Don’t imagine it. Watch it all go down in the video below.

Don’t try this at home, folks.

If you’re anything like me and you love all of science’s little wonders, you’ve probably already watched this 30 times on a loop (and I don’t blame you one bit).

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These Kids Didn’t Know What To Think When They Were Approached By Police…

Above all, cops are paid to protect and serve…but if you were to ask the officers at the Dixon Police Department in Illinois, they’d probably say the job is about more than that.

Helping the community, solving crimes, these duties are just part of the work…but no one said they had to take time out of their busy and sometimes dangerous days to do this.

Recently, these neighborhood kids were battling the summer heat by playing with water guns in their yard when all of the sudden, officers from the Dixon PD attacked them — with more water guns!

This is so cute.

It’s so nice to see videos of cops having fun just like the rest of us. Let’s all use our phones and cameras to capture more moments like this.

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