Morning Dose of Teahupoo

In lieu of missing Wet Water Week this year, we’re dedicating today to all things Agua.

Since August is traditionally a vacation month, we decided to change things up for the first week of it and theme the website to all things water. From Oceans and lakes, to yachts and bikinis, we’ll be bringing you all the best of water-related content.

Fresh-as-hell logo by Mr. Kiji

ice island cometh

A chunk of ice four times the size of Manhattan island has broken away from an ice shelf in Greenland….a fitting end to Wet Water Week!

The More You Know: Global Distribution of the World’s Water

up all night

Slayer, Raining Blood

Official Wet Water Week tattoo

From our buddy at LOLTATZ

Back to the Beach

Back To The Beach, 1987

Fishbone, Pee Wee, Frankie and Annette, Dick Dale & Stevie Ray Vaughn…the list goes on. You cannot go wrong with this movie.

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When Boat Shoes were Boat Shoes

Fun fact from history (wikipedia):

“Modern boat shoes were invented in 1935 by Paul Sperry after noticing his dog’s ability to run easily over ice or snow. Using a knife, he cut siping into his shoes’ soles, inspiring a shoe perfect for boating.”

Inspected Gadget: Portable Water Purification

Portable water purification helps people in underdeveloped nations all over the world, protecting them from disease and infections caused by cysts, protozoa, microbial waterborne bacteria and viruses like Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Humanitarian organizations are striving to lower the general cost of these devices in order to provide them to many members of the population of third-world countries. In the meantime, the pricing on these is much more in reach for those of us in developed countries, even though we already benefit from cleaner water sources and more advanced water filtration systems. The catch? You can’t take your city or town’s water source with you, so you might not be so lucky while out enjoying mother nature, and trying to keep hydrated during your adventure… or in a country with questionable water cleanliness, and would prefer to not be running to the bathroom for your whole trip. Here are some portable options for you.

The pocketable personal version: SteriPEN Traveler Handheld UV Water Purifier is a small device that you dip into an existing cup or glass of water, and then simply stir until it notifies you the purification cycle is complete. A bit 007-ish but probably the easiest one to pack.

The Katadyn Exstream Purifier Bottle is ingenious – it’s a purifier that sits inside a familiar sports-bottle shape. Fill it from a stream or other water source, and let it purify as you continue your journey. For the adventurer.

On the higher end sits the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter. It’s more like a heavy duty pump which can supply filtered water at the rate of 1 quart per minute – that means it can handle 1 to 4 people while remaining quite portable. For black-ops and campers alike.

More photos after the jump.

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Spofford Lake, New Hampshire. August 2009

Lunchtime Laughter

Classic SNL

Waterfalls Around the World

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