Posts Tagged ‘news’

Extreme surfer Garrett McNamara conquers his own record on a 100-ft monster wave

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Extreme surfer Garrett McNamara has broken his own world record by riding a massive swell measuring 100 feet. The 45-year-old daredevil rode the monstrous wave just off the coast of Nazare, Portugal. He called the experience “overwhelming”, and also “very challenging”. “I feel very blessed and I feel that we’ve achieved everything we wanted to […]

B.C. teacher suspended for showing class racy Christmas beach video

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An elementary school teacher in British Columbia, Canada has been suspended for showing his class a racy beach video featuring a man and three females (either trans women or drag queens.) Joe Winkler, an openly gay teacher who teaches at Brentwood Elementary in Central Saanich, B.C., showed his class the video set to the music […]

Wanna get pregnant? Just imagine the beach

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It’s official – the beach can do more than just release your stress and improve your tan, thinking about it can help get you pregnant! You’ll need more than just imagery of white sand and turquoise water lapping up against the beach to put one in the oven, however. Man parts are still required. The […]

NATO warship returns fire and sinks Somali pirate boat

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A NATO warship carrying our routine surveillance off the coast of Somalia returned fire on a Somali pirates after coming under attack. Using AK-47s, the pirate boat opened fire on the HNLMS Rotterdam, NATO’s flagship counter-piracy boat. Soon after, the NATO ship returned fire, killing on of the pirates and sinking the boat. The Rotterdam, […]

Canadian message in a bottle discovered eight years later in Ireland

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In 2004, two 12-year-old Montreal girls thought it would be fun to write a letter, tuck it inside a bottle and toss it into the Atlantic during a trip to Grande Vallée, Quebec. Fast forward eight years to this week when nine-year-old Oisin Millea from Passage East, Ireland discovered that bottle during a visit to […]

Sailors document tsunami debris field while crossing the Pacific Ocean

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165-ton Japanese floating dock washes ashore in Oregon

A 165-ton, 20-metre long floating dock made its way across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to a beach in Oregon

A massive floating dock measuring 20 metres long, six metres wide and two metres high washed up on an Oregon beach direct from Japan. It was the latest of tsunami debris to wash up on the west coast in recent months. The dock is said to have come from the fishing port of Misawa, and […]

Beach bum contest being slammed as “pornography”

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An Australian radio station is finding itself in hot water after launching it saucy Beach Bum Contest this week. FM 95.5 K-Rock in Geelong (not far from Melbourne) kicked off a seemingly harmless contest where listeners are encouraged to log on to their website to vote for photos of -wait for it – beach bums […]

Hurricane Rina sets her eyes on Mexico’s Cozumel, Cancun


Finish your mojitos and head indoors. That’s the advice for anyone in the Caribbean where Hurricane Rina, expected to grow to a Category 3 storm, may wreak havoc and generally ruin peoples’ days. Currently a Category 1 storm, Rina may seem like an innocent and harmless little girl everyone loved in fifth grade, but she’ll […]