Change doesn't happen overnight. It's a line we remind ourselves of when we're working towards a fitness goal, or when we're dating someone who's taking a little too long to mature. Whatever it is, it's usually pretty accurate — unless you happen to be on the coast of North Carolina.

A strange phenomenon happened recently where an island appeared out of, well, nowhere. What was just a small bump of sand in April has become an entire island approximately one mile long and three football fields wide, complete with sandy beaches and tons of gorgeous shells.

But while it may look tempting from a distance, visitors have been warned not to cross. According to the superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Dave Hallac, obstacles like fish hooks, sharks, sting rays, and strong currents make the risk greater than the reward. That, and the fact that moving sand from currents and storms could make the island once again obsolete. That actually reminds us of another popular line: All good things must come to an end.