Golfer Charlie Helms managed to capture an enormous 15-foot, 800-pound gator strolling near the third hole of Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Palmetto, Florida. "I was stunned and silent. I didn't know if we were being punked or something. [It could've been] two guys in an alligator suit," said Helms. In just two days, the video above has received over 4.6-million views. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ballistic gel being zapped by 100,000-volts of electricity.
A hydrofoil board is basically a surfboard with a hydrofoil that extends below the board into the water. This design causes the board to leave the surface of the water at various speeds. Laird Hamilton, a prominent figure in the invention of big wave tow-in surfing, later discovered the foilboard's capability to harness swell energy with the use of a jet ski, pulling the rider into a wave. Now, the GoFoil SUP brings this invention to paddle boarding. Some compare this experience to "taking flight", as the board lifts from the water between 4-8mph, depending on wave push, positive angle and rider weight. Once airborne the foil takes over and then it is a matter of hunting the trough of the wave and looking for swells to link up. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one on how to build your own virtual reality-ready PC for under $800.
The Sea Doo SeaScooter Explorer X is all-electric, and powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, enabling you to dive up to 130-feet while cruising at speeds of over 4 mph. When you want to slow things down and explore, just choose one of three speeds, activate the self-filling ballast hull for neutral buoyancy, and you'll be set. Ergonomic handles with trigger controls remain comfortable during extended use, as the batteries are good for up to 90 minutes on a single charge. Get one here now. Continue reading for another video and more information.
RADINN's Wakejet Cruise electric-powered wakeboard may not be the most affordable gadget out there at $19,000, but it will definitely let you shred water like never before. Made from carbon-Kevlar, its lithium-ion battery, brushless motor, and wireless waterproof remote doesn't require waves, as the jet-propulsion system can reach a top speed of 29mph. On a full charge, expect 30-minutes of adrenaline pumping fun. Best of all, it only takes 1-hour to recharge, so you'll be back on water before you know it. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a grad student who hacked his way to true love.
Mokai Manufacturing takes kayaking to the next level with the Mokai ES-Kape, a jet-propelled model equipped with a 7hp, four-stroke engine to help you easily traverse. Controlling the watercraft is as simple as twisting a joystick-like knob from inside the kayak. This makes it perfect for finding a good fishing hole in record time. Continue reading for another video of it in-action and more information.
AllRover's Stair-Rover longboard is unlike any other because it boasts 8-wheels, linked together by a thermoplastic chassis with shock absorbers, perfect for navigating the city. The wheels are constructed from a 60mm 80a super-high rebound urethane connected to custom 50-degree aluminum trucks for extreme agility, while the ply maple deck, complete with handle, is rugged enough to handle any kind of stairs you decide to tackle. Click here for the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what Game of Thrones would be like set in the Star Wars universe with lightsabers.
Cruising down the river or around a lake on an incredibly hot summer day is something many would like to experience, but have you ever dreamed of doing so while lazing on a hammock? If so, then the Hammocraft should do the trick. This system is designed to hold up to five hammocks safely on a floating vessel of your choosing so you can enjoy with all your friends. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $1,000. Continue reading for a video of another hammock raft.
Forget about towing a boat, the GoBoat is a personal watercraft that fits in the backseat or trunk of any standard compact vehicle. Featuring a round design with an inflatable ring around the edge, a stable platform in the center is added once inflated, and it's capable of supporting both standing / seated positions, as well as a trolling motor. Continue reading for two more videos and the Kickstarter page.
The FINIS Duo Underwater MP3 Player is perfect for swimmers or just a day at the beach, and it's being offered for only $94.99 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. It utilizes a sleek, two-piece design and bone Conduction audio transmission to deliver crystal clear audio through cheekbones to the inner ear. An integrated clip design secures the Duo to goggle straps to rest on the cheekbones for a comfortable and streamlined fit. Product page. Continue reading for another action video and more information.
Why go scuba diving, when you could use the SeaBob Cayago? It's touted as the "worlds fastest underwater scooter", and sports a jet-propelled motor - electric-powered rotor that sucks water in and fires it out back out - that lets you travel at speeds up to 9mph. Riders use their own weight to steer and angle the craft up or down, while an on-board display shows power usage, water temperature, speed, as well as depth. While it's set at a maximum diving depth of 2.5-meters from the factory, scuba diving enthusiasts can override that setting (up to 40-meters). Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of amazing ping pong trick shots.