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    16 Completely WTF Old Pictures Of People At The Beach

    Doing a puzzle at the beach seems like a great idea!

    1. This lady working on a puzzle, because sand is a perfect flat surface and the pieces definitely won't get lost.

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    2. And this one, doing a casual crossword on an umbrella.

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    3. What is it with crosswords at the beach?

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    4. group hang.

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    5. These people simply refusing to let a high tide get in the way of finishing their correspondence.

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    6. These women changing into their bathing suits in trusty tubes of fabric.

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    Doesn't it look fun?!

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    7. And these people using bathing machines, aka small rooms on wagons where they could change in private, and then have a horse pull it right into the water.

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    These were pretty common in the 1800s and early 1900s! Read more about them here.

    8. This school group learning the basics of watercolor, right next to the water!

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    9. This gal tooting away on a big 'ole sax.

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    10. These young ladies ignoring the physics of friction and playing a new sport, sand pool.

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    11. These poor, innocent elephants being subjected to the snoozefest that is cricket.

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    12. This dude going for a spin in a giant ass tire.

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    13. This woman levitating?!?!

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    14. These coeds giving stilts a whirl, because running in the sand is just too easy.

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    15. This lass honing her trusty harpooning skills.

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    16. And — actually, you know what? I'm good.

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    An earlier version of this post referred to a saxophone as a trumpet.