Can you imagine sleeping in a portaledge, aka a floating freaking tent? It's beyond scary. Look at it! You have to trust the tree branch, the rope attached to the tree branch, your weight and the material of the tent.
Time-lapse videos are can be pretty sweet—if you have the patience to make them. And if you're not tech savvy enough to build your own camera and timer setup, the Brinno GardenWatchCam (all one word, ughhh) delivers a completely self-contained rig to do just that.
Sure, we're talking about a Smart Car Fortwo here but even those will reach freeway speeds if you give them long enough. But for roughly the same price, wouldn't you rather have the most badass jet-ski of all time?