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A Mad Idea Fueled By Gin: A riverboat steam tub or....
It started with Camp Tipsy. We started talking about what we could build, what kind of floating contraption would excite us. We were unequivocally unanimous in wanting something like a tiny cabin that floats. Something that we could escape to. Or maybe it started earlier. Maybe it started with the r...
A Seal Comes Aboard The Fishin' Boat!
Steve and Brian went out fishing in their ever faithful fishing boats, when Brian had a visitor to come see how to fish human-style.  Enjoy: In case you can't play videos, here are some of the fabulous photos used in the video.  Be sure to get a copy of Cabin Porn for your tabletop.....
Cats Like Ice Fishin Too... Let's See How Much Luck They Have (4 videos)
All it takes is to spot a little motion under the water, and it's game-on.  Ice or not, some cat's can't resist the ability to walk on water to chase their prey... let's see how well that goes......
Cit Ends Water Fluoridation Saving Them One Million Dollars
After five decades, Dallas considered stopping the practice that has been implemented to counter tooth decay, a practice that since has shown to be inefficient and to cause more harm than good. Economic factors, rather than public health concerns may, or may not have played the primary role. Fluorid...
Great News!!! Brazil Suspends Licensing of Controversial Amazon Dam!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brasilia, Brazil: In a surprising move, IBAMA, the administrative arm of the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, suspended the environmental licensing process of the controversial São Luiz do Tapajós Dam in the Brazilian Amazon yesterday. International Rivers w...
Hammerhead shark sighting prompts La Jolla beach closures
SAN DIEGO — An 8 to 10-foot hammerhead shark was spotted Saturday off La Jolla shores, prompting nearby beach closures. The shark was spotted around 1 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s Lifeguard Division. Lifeguards received a report that the shark was...
His First time, First Cast, And Catches Just Like That!
Fishing is one of the worlds greatest pastimes, and theirs nothing like your first catch.  Watch as this youngster tossed with his toy rod for the first time, and snagged an instant bite: // Little Boy Catches Fish with Toy Rod This little guy wasn't expecting to catch anything with his toy ...
How About A Boat House? No Land, No Taxes
What kinds of advantages do you think of when having a home that sits on the water?  I suppose the location is everything when you consider that you don't want big waves "rocking the boat."  But aside from the fact that if you lost anchor, the wind could blow your house across the lake, th...
How To React If Attacked By A Grizzly Bear And Best Chance Of Survival
This video is taken lakeside by this bear.  In a foot and a half of water, will he approach the canoe?   Then watch this next video to learn how to respond if attacked by a Grizzly...
Life with the sea tribe: Fascinating pictures show how Filipino islanders blend ancient tradition with the modern world
The Tagbanua are one of the oldest ethnic groups in the Philippines and have adopted a sea oriented way of life Without any access to electricity, they wake up every morning to one of the most wondrous surroundings on earth Photographer Jacob Maentz spent two weeks with the indigenous sea tribe capt...
Oh The Tenacity To Live On The Water
The following is a craigslist post I ran across in the Fort Myers Florida area.  I enjoy running into this kind of tenacity, to live on the water cheaply, here's one who built a boat back up literally from scrap: "If you are looking for a houseboat project, this may be right for you. I ended u...
Oklahoma Angler Catches Bizarre “Cow-colored” Catfish
It looks like a catfish, but does it taste like beef? This strangely-colored fish was recently caught in Oklahoma’s Lake Eufala and bewildered the anglers who caught it. “Has anyone ever seen anything like this?” wrote Austin Claunch, who took photos of the fish and posted the...
Paradise at The End of The Sea; Kuna Yala
by Mira Nencheva It’s a beautiful sunny day in Kuna Yala. A few white clouds slowly sailing in the sky, the sea calm, transparent and sparkling in the sun. A wet blue landscape in every direction. Small islands of fine white-and-pink sand covered in tall coconut palms are scattered in the dis...
Researchers Discover A Type Of Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon! Yumm!!
Oregon State University researchers have patented a new strain of a succulent red marine algae called dulse that grows extraordinarily quickly, is packed full of protein and has an unusual trait when it is cooked. This seaweed tastes like bacon! Dulse (Palmaria sp.) grows in the wild along the Paci...
Rising Sea Levels Mean This U.S. Town Will Soon Have To Move
It is a small Alaskan village whose inhabitants have relied on the sea for countless generations. But within a decade, it is expected that the ocean which the village of Kivalina has so relied on will completely destroy it - creating America's first climate change refugees. Temperatures in the Arcti...
River Salmon Are Moving Again After River Restoration
The Copco 1 dam near Hornbrook, Calif., is one of four on the Klamath River set to be removed under an agreement among California, Oregon and other officials. (Jeff Barnard / Associated Press)  This is great news, Klamath river will hopefully be restored to it's previous beauty and sa...
The World's First Floating Wood Fired Pizza Place
Photos courtesy of Cloud 9 There are plenty of strange places for a pizza place — in a basement, at the back of a grocery store, or even hidden in a casino — but this is probably the strangest and coolest place to have one: on water. Cloud 9is a two level floating lounge,...
Watch As Lexis Catches The Largest Grouper Ever Caught By A Girl In A Kayak
As you may have read in a previous story, my family and I have made our way from Oklahoma to South Florida.  Captain Ben Chancey is owner of Chew On This Fishing Charters and knows all the great spots to go.  We know his family and his daughter Lexis went out with Dad one da...
Watch As This Fisherman Get's His Boat Dumped By A Big Fish
It's fun to get out on the water with a challenge that's over the top.  Ben Chancy of Chew On This Fishing Charters loves taking fishermen out for the catch of a lifetime.  Watch the very beginning of this video as the pole begins to bend and.....  You might be wondering if...
What It's Like To Live On The Water: Seattle's Floating Houses
I spent a few years in Washington State, and the regular commute took me by the floating houses there.  I was always amazed that people lived that way.  Now that I'm living in Oklahoma, they don't float houses around here, so I went to digging up some cool photos of those sights, and disco...