If You Notice This Beautiful Purple Thing On The Beach This Year Run Away Immediately!

Anyone headed to beaches along the eastern coastline this summer is being advised to keep a lookout for any Portuguese man-of-war both in the water and on the beach. The jellyfish relatives have been found washed ashore on a number of popular beaches, with the most recent sightings around the Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina areas.

As beautiful and exotic as the Portuguese man-of-war may appear, it poses a big risk to human health and wellness. The sea creatures look like pretty blue or purple tinted bubbles floating on the surface of the water, and have long, dark purple tentacles hanging down off them.

The tentacles are what makes the Portuguese man-of-war so hazardous because they’re full of venom and highly capable of delivering a very nasty and painful sting. They should be avoided whether found in the water or on the beach because even days after being washed up on shore they can still sting, no matter how long dead they may appear to be.

A sting from one can cause a number of reactions including painful red welts, cardiac distress, fever, shock, an allergic reaction that can lead to trouble breathing, paralysis, and possibly even death in extreme cases which are thankfully rare.

If you ever have the misfortune of being stung by one, seek professional medical treatment and do not pee on the area! Contrary to popular belief, doing that will only make it worse and instead you should use a cold compress to help relieve the pain and swelling.

While the floating bubble-like marine creatures are commonly referred to as a type of jellyfish, they are actually what is known as a siphonophore. Whereas jellyfish are single multi-cellular organisms, siphonophore are colonial organisms.

They are made up of many different individual animals that are interconnected and work together, yet are still capable of surviving independently. This type of physiological makeup is why the tentacles are still capable of stinging even after they become detached.

The accompanying New Jersey TV news clip covers more interesting facts and information on the Portuguese man-of-war and what scientists, beach patrols, and lifeguards are doing about them.

The news report from Long Beach Island featured the story a few summers back when they were washing up on shore more frequently than usual, which already seems to be the case this year as well. Check it out for more details and if you ever happen to see one of these things in the water, get out immediately!

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She Decides To Kick A Sleeping Dog At The Beach. Now Watch How He Gets His Unexpected Revenge!

Ahhhh the patience of dogs!  Many dogs are notoriously patient when it comes to playing with kids.  Young kids can be pesky; pulling on ears, riding them like a pony, constant petting that gets annoying, screeching  and in the case of this little girl, pushing with her foot.

Laying on the beach in the sand with her two boxer pals, this young girl (who appears to be six or seven), keeps pushing her foot into the belly of one of the dogs.  He just lays there and takes it, until her pushy foot may have become too “pushy”!  This was captured on video as the barefoot, squirmy girl persisted.

What happens next is hysterically funny.  The dog has had enough and starts doing a typical dog thing that stopped the girl’s foot from nudging him in the stomach. I don’t think she meant any harm, but may not have realized that her belly pushing may have felt like a kick!  She was definitely taught a lesson by her pup, that she won’t forget!

Watch this laugh-out-loud footage to see her reaction.

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There’s A New Danger At The Beaches This Year. It Looks Stunning But It Could Kill You!

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What a cool looking creature! Turns out, the man o’ war is not a jellyfish, but actually a colony of little sneaksters that are attached and integrated so thoroughly that they can not live by themselves. At the surface of the ocean, the man o’ war floats through life, moving only by the force of currents and tides.

Strong winds may push them into bays and beaches, where they should be only looked upon and with caution. Where there is one man o’ war, there is many, but often an entire beach will be closed after the sighting of just one.  Recently there has been a massive increase in numbers of Portuguese Man O’ War from Delaware to New York. Watch the video below to learn more about the risks and what to do if you come into contact with one.

When I was in sixth grade I spent a week in West Palm Beach, Florida with my friend and her dad. We stayed in a hotel on the beach where we spent everyday from sunrise to sunset in the outdoor pool. Entering the sunshine state mid Northeast Winter, we grew layers of blistering sun burns in the first part of the week.

We were so heat exhausted that my friend was vomiting up her daily grilled cheeses in the groomed poolside plants, and her father’s concern was that we were spending too much time in the pool, so he sent us to the beach. My friend and I reluctantly approached the beautiful ocean water and were delighted when we learned it was many degrees more comfortable than the Atlantic we were familiar with.

Promptly, I was thrashed with a wave across the face, which knocked my child body to the ground to be pummeled by undertow and exasperation. Then I felt it! An electric shock like whip along the side of my arm. I struggled to catch my breath through the inhaled salt water and looked down to see my forearm and hand red and inflamed.

My friend and I made our way back to the hotel pool where the lifeguard confirmed I had been stung by a man o’ war. The hero then sprayed my arm with cologne to soothe the welts and told us to go swim in pool.

Enjoy the beach this summer, but always stay aware of your surroundings.  Keep your eye out for these beautiful but dangerous and potentially deadly creatures.

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She Places Marbles Inside This Sticky Mixture. But When She’s Done It’s Unexpectedly Brilliant!

It’s spring and almost summertime! Time to fill yourself with the life that is thriving everywhere. Fresh food, bright colors, vibrant cocktails, and sunshine are all in abundance this time of year. You can bring the spirit of summer into your home with fun do-it-yourself crafts like the one in this video.

It’s super easy to make these beach reminiscent coasters at home with just a couple simple materials and a little bit of time. You can even get creative and make whatever design you can imagine.

First, you start with a silicone coaster mold. Fill the molds with floral stones, of whatever color variety you choose, to decide how many stones you need for each mold. In the video she uses yellow, green, and blue, but you could use whatever colors you like or arrange them together to make multi-colored coasters.

Once you have your designs, remove the stones from the molds to get ready for the mixing of your concrete or cement. Follow the instructions on the package that you purchased. You will be mixing a number of parts concrete to the necessary parts of water.

For example, in this video she uses one part water to four parts cement, which she translated to a quarter cup of water to one cup of powder. Mix the concrete and pour just enough into the molds to cover the bottoms. Then, place your stones in your desired design and press them into place. Let the concrete dry and pop out your new coasters! These can also be used as colored tiles to spruce up your patio.

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He Flies A Drone Over THIS Beach. What He Caught On Camera I’m Speechless!

The Hawaiian Islands are known for being one of the most beautiful and natural places in the world. The paradise has within it all of the tropical wonders that mother nature has to offer. There are white sandy beaches, coral reefs, rocky volcano peaks, lush green forests, clear freshwater pools, cascading waterfalls, fields of tall grasses, and countless types and varieties of flora and fauna.

The list goes on and on, there is so much to see and explore throughout the islands. One of the main attractions is the North Shore of the Island of O’ahu. The third biggest island draws in surfers who are looking to experience the excellent surfing conditions that exist there.

During the northern hemisphere’s winter months the North Pacific Ocean is often stormy and this weather activity causes swells to roll onto the North Shore’s beaches. These massive waves attract the best surfers from around the globe to the top surfing spots that include Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach.

After viewing this stunning clip it’s easy to see why so many people name Hawaii as a top destination they want to visit before they die. Film maker and drone pilot extraordinaire Eric Sterman took to the sky to capture some of the most beautiful and gorgeous footage of O’ahu to date.

Check it out to see some of the best sights, hidden gems, and other vistas that can only be found on ore near the North Shore.

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They Strapped A Camera Onto THIS Stray Dog’s Collar. What It Caught Tore My Heart Up!

This is a heart wrenching video taped by a go pro camera that was strapped to a dog’s neck in Mumbai, India. It shows an abridged version of a day in the life of a stray in the populated city. The dog frantically wanders the streets in search of nourishment and shelter, but instead he encountered numerous assaults.

More than once people dump water on the dog, they hit and kick it, push it around, honk at it, and other dogs attack it. It even appears as though the dog was hit by a van at the end of the video. From a pet-loving standpoint, this video is terrifying.

We like to think of our canines as cute and cuddly, well-loved and taken care of, however, in the densely packed city of Mumbai, the vast quantity of dogs on the street are a nuisance. Thousands of people are bitten every year by the undomesticated animals.

The dogs get into trash, generally making a mess of things, so it is no wonder why people are driven to disregard and mistreat them.The good news is that there are people out there trying to help. Many organizations have been established for the sole purpose of saving the street dogs.

Although there are street-dwelling people who care for the free-range animals, and there is abundant food for them in the form of dead carcasses and human scraps, the dog’s lives are not what you would call comfortable, so the organizations are aiming to improve the situation. The dogs are being put up for adoption to get them the care they need.

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