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Old 03-01-2017, 15:51   #1066
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New definition of "Boat Bucks"?
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Yeah, well.... I read it on the internet so it must be true, right?

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Old 05-01-2017, 16:48   #1069
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"Fuente del Barco de Agua," Valencia, Spain

Spectacular Fountain Sprays Water to Look Like a Boat - My Modern Met

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Spectacular Fountain Sprays Water to Look Like a Boat

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At first, the image above looks like a boat, one that is caught in a soaking surge of water, but it is in fact a cleverly designed fountain sprinkling water out of its man-made pores. Located at Playa de la Malvarrosa in Valencia, Spain and known simply as Water Boat Fountain (or Fuente del Barco de Agua in Spanish) by visitors and locals alike, the sculptural fountain creates the illusion of both the hull and the sail of a boat with liquid jets. One is left baffled by its simple design mimicking the appearance of a sailboat with nothing more than a few rods spraying fine streams of water.
A variety of similar designs of the structure are said to be situated around the world, including one in Portugal and one in Israel, though this one in Spain appears to gain the most attention from foreign visitors. The brilliant attraction invites visitors to take in its surreal appearance, which adds a lively playfulness to the environment. If you don’t have the chance to see it in person just yet, you can actually get a wonderful 360 view of the structure on Google Maps.
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Yeah, well.... I read it on the internet so it must be true, right?

Four bucks rescued from water - snopes.com
Yea.
A slow day so something had to be put in the slot.
They do it for a living. Like polar bears in that global warming scare movie.


They are also good swimmers, and can occasionally be seen crossing deep channels between islands.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitka_deer
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They are also good swimmers, and can occasionally be seen crossing deep channels between islands.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitka_deer
Very common here in the San Juan's, Wa, PNW!
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I was surprised to find out the elephants regularly swim for miles.
Looking at those feet, I figured even if they floated, they aren't going anywhere
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I was surprised to find out the elephants regularly swim for miles.
Looking at those feet, I figured even if they floated, they aren't going anywhere
The only mammals that have to learn to swim are humans and the primates.
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Old 08-03-2017, 14:06   #1074
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Sorry a bit hazy but still good for a morning stop.


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Went back through the thread aways but couldn't see it posted, don't know anything about it other than it washed up on a Melbourne (Aus) beach back in 2013, crazy looking cat....

Catamaran Connection: Unusual Catamaran Salvaged off Australian Beach
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Looks like a Harry Proa.
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Re: Nautical Oddities

This isn't the wood-eating shipworm that we all fear will devour our hulls. (We all have wooden hulls still, right?) It's a cousin of that creature, and it lives primarily on hydrogen sulfide in the muck and ooze of the seabed. But still . . . it's a shipworm by name, and damn, it's 5 feet long! Actually a good and interesting article:

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/myster...-got-stinkier/
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For me, there is nothing as great as the works of Italian artist Livio De Marchi who is known for his incredible wood carvings.

The Ferrari was created in 2001. The boat was created to sail the canals during the annual Carnival of Venice festival.

Livio De Marchi's previous aquatic car projects included wooden recreations of a 1937 Jaguar, a Volkswagen Beetle, a Mercedes and a Cinderella-inspired pumpkin carriage for his daughter to use at her wedding.

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Ever throw a kid into the deep end? They "learn" quickly!
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