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These Guys Took Some Bales Of Hay And Made A Swimming Pool — Seriously

These Guys Took Some Bales Of Hay And Made A Swimming Pool -- Seriously

When it comes to finding new ways to beat the heat, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of record-breaking, high temperatures. When Reddit user Dannyl3oy and his pals were looking to cool down without breaking the bank on an above-ground pool, they had a genius idea. Living on a farm, the guys used what they could find around the barn…

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Who knew you could build a swimming pool with a few bales of hay and a pool liner?

Dannyl3oy and his friends laid out the liner to make sure they had found the perfect spot for their DIY swimming pool.

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They began stacking bales of hay in the shape of their pool.

They also spread a thin layer of hay on the ground to make sure the area would be level.

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All that was left was to unfold the pool liner and secure it in place.

A couple hundred gallons of water later and these guys were ready to make a splash.

This swimming pool is such an easy build, I don’t know why everyone doesn’t have one of these in their backyards. I’m already googling the best places to buy hay.

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A Fight Broke Out Between 6 Bulldozers, And It’s About As Awesome As You’d Think

A Fight Broke Out Between 6 Bulldozers, And It's About As Awesome As You'd Think

When two competing construction companies in China tried to settle a dispute over a job, instead of being civil, they opted for the “let’s take things outside” route…

While that might sound pretty harmless too, things escalated quickly…because they were using their bulldozers instead of their fists.

The result is pretty much what would happen if the Transformers fought while staying in vehicle form. Luckily, no one was hurt, so we can all sit back and enjoy the hell out of this clash of industrial titans.

This is pretty much how I used to play with my Tonka trucks as a kid…only these bulldozers are REAL here.

According to Vox, China’s construction industry has been experiencing extremely low growth for the past few years, so it’s understandable that tensions would be high between builders. But should you really be destroying your own equipment during a recession? Not that I’m complaining — that was supremely awesome to watch!

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People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

People Are Totally Freaking Out Over This Swing, And You Will Be Too When You See It

A bucket list staple for intrepid travelers, Hawaii’s Haiku Stairs attract hundreds of adventurers every year.

This hiking trail on the island of O’ahu is made up of almost 4,000 steps, and it provides climbers with unbeatable views from atop the Ko’olau mountain range. The only catch? Sadly, it’s been illegal to use the trail since 1987, and a storm rendered the stairs totally unsafe in 2015.

And if you know anything whatsoever about humans, you know that plenty of people go right ahead and ignore all of that nonsense on a daily basis.

In fact, one search on Yelp yields hundreds of reviews written by daredevils who decided to climb the Haiku Stairs anyway.

One such daredevil built a swing alongside the trail because that doesn’t sound like a terrible idea at all.

As you might imagine, young people have taken it upon themselves to say, “You know what? I’m going to swing on it because who even values human life, am I right?”

Ah, youths. They’re so artistic and definitely not stupid at all.

Needless to say, authorities were nice and angry when they realized that they’d most likely been duped by teens with some rope and a wooden plank. Here’s some news coverage read by adults with functioning brains.

I’m willing to bet any amount of money that the people behind this swing set it up for Instagram.

After all, if you don’t constantly provide total strangers with proof of your life experiences, they didn’t even happen! Science. To learn more about this story of pure, unadulterated stupidity, check this out.

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This Table Looks High End, But You Can Make Your Own For Just $30!

This Table Looks High End, But You Can Make Your Own For Just $30!

You know what’s really cool? Rustic furniture. You know what’s not so cool? Rustic furniture with life-ruining, wallet-crushing price tags.

We’ve all been there, strolling through the aisles of Crate and Barrel wondering why everything hurts. The pieces are beautiful, and they’ll never make it into our living rooms because they cost all of the dollars.

Luckily for all of humankind, however, Redditor FromDustToGlory successfully flipped the script on all that nonsense by creating a stunning rustic table for less than it costs to get an oil change.

If you want to stick it to the interior design man by creating one of these beauties, here’s how it’s done!

First, she used a compound miter saw to cut all of the wood pieces she’d need to create the base (and she was kind enough to write out all of the measurements).

Next, she used a Kreg Mini Jig to connect them.

These pieces made up the sides of the X-frame base.

The longer two were just over 17 inches, and the shorter two were just under 14 inches. (You can check that handy size guide above for more details!)

Using the two longest remaining boards, she built the central support.

After that, she drilled two pocket holes in the side braces and fastened both base sections together.

The rest of the pieces were used to create supports for the concrete tabletop.

Mixing concrete might seem scary to the average crafter, but the blogger assures us that it’s not as hard as it looks!

The key is to get a big ol’ bucket and combine water and concrete in small amounts until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. Once that was done, she cut aluminum flashing into an 88-inch piece and formed it into a circle. That served as the mold. All she had to do from there was pour in the concrete and smooth the top!

Before it began to harden, she placed her base in the concrete and used a level on each leg to make sure everything was even. All she could do from there was play the waiting game.

And the waiting game lasted about three days. In the meantime, she stained the base to give it a polished, expensive look. Last but not least, she unwrapped the flashing and revealed this stunning piece!

Seriously. How amazing is that?

I don’t have any DIY skills to speak of, but I really might try this. Mama needs a new end table! If you’d like to join me, check out the talented crafter’s original post for more details.

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8 Life Hacks Every Woman Needs

8 Life Hacks Every Woman Needs

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When You See Why He Put His Oven Rack In The Bathtub, You’ll Want To Do The Same

When You See Why He Put His Oven Rack In The Bathtub, You'll Want To Do The Same

I always dread the afternoon I set aside to clean my oven. The built-in cycle releases toxic fumes into my home, and I imagine it can’t be healthy for anyone who’s still inside while it’s running. But without it, how else do you get rid of the burnt-on bits from hundreds of meals? Well, all you really need is a bathtub, a towel, some dishwashing soap, and baking soda!

No toxic fumes or need to scrub for hours? This is the best cleaning hack ever!

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Hundreds Of Indian Festival-Goers Waste No Time Making Way For An Ambulance

Hundreds Of Indian Festival-Goers Waste No Time Making Way For An Ambulance
This video filmed during the Indian festival of Ganesh Visarjan in the city of Pune shows the moment when thousands of people worked together to make sure an ambulance could navigate the crowded streets.
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Partygoers participating in the street festival came to a complete standstill as soon as they heard the ambulance wailing in the background. Performers stopped playing music and at the drop of a hat, the crowd formed a tunnel for the ambulance to pass through.

That was incredible to watch. It was like the parting of the Red Sea! It’s pretty amazing what people can accomplish when they work together.

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When Her Sister Is Scolded, This Little One Steps In And Adorably Shuts It Down

When Her Sister Is Scolded, This Little One Steps In And Adorably Shuts It Down

Sibling bonds are unbreakable.

When someone goes after our siblings, older or younger, we step in and fight off anyone who gives them a hard time. All bets are off, however, when parents get involved. When it comes to parents, we usually have to let them say what they’re going to say.

After all, they’re the ones who are really in charge. But one precocious little girl was just filmed sticking up for her sister while their mom gave her a stern talking to.

Watch as she yells at mom to put an end to the madness. What a loyal sister!

Read More: Instant Classic: Dad And Son Sing Frank Sinatra And Sammy Davis Jr. While Driving

It looks like Mom and big sis were in on this argument, but it shows just how fierce this adorable toddler can be. I aim for that level of sass all the time.

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I Think We Can All Agree On Which Of These Pups Is The Guilty Party Here

I Think We Can All Agree On Which Of These Pups Is The Guilty Party Here

Whenever I notice that the trashcan in my room has been ransacked, it’s pretty easy to tell which of my dogs was responsible for the dirty deed.

All I need to do is ask who did it and my golden retriever lies down shamefully on the ground with his belly in the air. It’s hilariously adorable, but I always have to wonder why he would even go through with it if he was just going to give himself away that easily.

This embarrassed pup is in the same boat. When asked if she was the offending canine who dug a hole outside of the family home, she couldn’t hide her overwhelming guilt.

Don’t worry, girl. It looks like you’ll be forgiven pretty quickly.

Though I know how frustrating it can be to deal with a misbehaving dog, I don’t think I could stay mad at her. Her shame is way too cute.

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A Million People Just Signed This Petition For A Heartbreaking Reason

A Million People Just Signed This Petition For A Heartbreaking Reason

There’s nothing quite like seeing a polar bear in its natural habitat. Sadly, that’s getting rarer and rarer due to habitat destruction and climate change.

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For that reason (among others), more and more polar bears are finding themselves in zoos, totally out of their element.

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If you’ve ever seen polar bears at the zoo, you’ve probably noticed how sad they look.

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There are many pros and cons of keeping animals contained in zoos. And while some still try to create enclosures that feel real, one in China has been deemed the “saddest zoo in the world.”

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Meet Pizza, one of two polar bears housed at the Grandview Mall Aquarium in Guangzhou, China.

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The Grandview Mall Aquarium is housed on the sixth floor of one of the largest shopping centers in all of Asia and has come under harsh criticism from PETA and other animal activist groups.

While the zoo may bring joy to thousands of visitors each and every day, the animals themselves are exposed to horrible living conditions. Many of the animals housed at the aquarium are malnourished and weak. Some have even begun showing signs of zoochosis, which is a psychological condition zoo animals often have to deal with in captivity.

Here’s Pizza’s story.

This bear is losing its will to live and it’s truly tragic.

The two bears are being used and abused for amusement and are beginning to show signs of mental distress.

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Pizza spends hours pacing back and forth daily, searching for any crack or crevice through which he can escape and begin to live out a meaningful life.

The team at Animals Asia has started a petition that is urging for the forceful shutdown of this multi-million dollar aquarium.

There are now over 1,000,000 signatures on the petition. Doncaster’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the U.K. has offered to take Pizza and many other animals to their 10-acre habitat park, but Chinese authorities refuse to let the animals leave China. More than 50 Chinese animal protection agencies have embraced the campaign and have sent countless letters to Zhu Xiaodan, the current governor of the Guangdong Province.

Throughout the campaign against the zoo, the general manager has firmly denied any mistreatment of the animals, specifically the housing of Pizza and the other polar bear.

Read More: You Might Feel Bad For These Strange-Looking Chimps, But Watch The Chaos They Cause

To help put an end to the wrongful captivity of polar bears and more than 500 other species of animals at the Grandview Mall Aquarium, consider signing the petitions started by Animals Asia or PETA today.

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