To play "Handshark": Flatten out one hand, fingers held tightly together, and submerge arm and wrist and palm, so that only the fingers are showing above water, forming a handshark fin. Then run this through the water while humming the theme from ''Jaws.'' When you get within range of a victim -- or another handshark -- you shout ''Handshark!'' and pounce, trying to grab your target's arm.

It's a silly game, but an entertaining thing to do at the beach.


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