What the float!? Pool sharks and other amazing rafts #Shopping#The Great Offbeat Outdoors#pool#summer#water July 3 2014 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin No, not THAT kind of pool shark — the kind of shark for your pool. Last year 'round summer time, I introduced you to my favorite pool float of all time — the inexplicable pretzel float. This year we have a new winner — the pool shark! Just gaze upon it, in all its see-through, metallic-bespotted adorableness. That look on that girl's face? That look says, "fuck yeah, I'm gonna ride this shark." You know how much I love all things shark, so clearly I couldn't resist sharing it with mah Homies. But that's not where the amazing floaty things end. Here are some more rafts that'll make you say WTF (what the float)? I don't know what the hell is with people and rafts that look like food, but it's a thing. Pretzels, donuts, and now the ice cream sandwich raft. And damn me if I don't want this one too! In more floating food news, here's a watermelon slice raft. What with all the food-as-floats there are, why am I not surprised that there's a toilet pool float (complete with video of a sexy man using it). Oh look, you could also have the whole world in your pool. Did you know that Swimline has an LOL collection of rafts? They come in moose, cow, and a pig with wings. LOL, I guess… I love this smiley face float, because in my mind there's nothing better to do on a summer's day than to float in some crystal blue water, in the sun, on a big-ass smiley face. Do your summer plans include floating of any kind? River floats? Pool parties? Weekends at the lake?… Ooh that sounds fun. Can I come? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Throw together a last-minute party that celebrates ‘Murica NEXT How do you make leftovers feel less leftover-y? Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] I LOVE that you posted this with enough time to order before Portland's Big Float. http://www.thebigfloat.com/ Pardon me, while I get myself a floating moose and go give the river a hug. 2 agree Reply YOU MUST SEND ME PHOTOS OF THE MOOSE FLOAT!!!! Ahem, sorry. Got too excited there. But yay!!!!! 2 agree Reply Wow – how awesome is that?! Have a blast and give Portland (and the Willamette of course) a hug for me! Reply It's irrational to build a pool for the sole purpose of having a reason to own the ice cream sammie floatie, right? … right? 1 agrees Reply I can't think of a better reason to build a pool at the moment. 😉 2 agree Reply Megan, you are on the cutting edge of waterproof, buoyant pastries and we, your readers, totally appreciate your efforts! 1 agrees Reply That shark is glorious! But my favorite I've seen this year is the Inflat-a-Bull (Amazon link:Intex Inflat-A-Bull, Inflatable Pool Toy, 96" X 77" X 32" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KUL0CWY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JLnBzb1AAKCBV) , the rideable bull powered by your friends trying to push and pull until you fall off….I wish so bad I had a pool for this! 1 agrees Reply OMG "Inflat-A-Bull." Damn. Genius. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.