News, but not the serious kind
Our ten-second in-flight movie will be…
Blog Guy, recently you wrote about a bunch of ambitious homemade inventions around the world. A submarine, a helicopter, stuff like that. Do those things actually work?
You bet they do. Here is that farmer in China testing his homemade flying device yesterday. It’s powered by eight motorcycle engines.
Up. About three feet. He hovered for 10 seconds.
Hovering? That’s kind of pointless, isn’t it?
Who’s to say? He may have tapped into a whole new travel market. Leave your worries behind and come hover with us, high above dogs and cats and short people…
See here, that’s just stupid. Hovering isn’t actually going anywhere.
Exactly. No complicated time zones to worry about, no missed connections, no overhead bins where contents may have shifted in flight.
Passengers, please turn off your electronic devices until we’ve reached our hovering altitude of three feet. Beer and wine are available for $5. Exact change is always appreciated…
Stop it! I can’t believe you’re impressed by this gizmo. Tell me one useful thing it does.
Well, apparently it takes eight noisy motorcycles off the streets, which makes it a great idea in my book.
Top: Local farmer Shu Mansheng hovers above the ground in his self-designed and homemade flying device during a test flight in front of his house in Dashu village on the outskirts of Wuhan, September 21, 2011. Shu managed to hover for 10 seconds at about one yard above ground during a recent test flight. REUTERS/Stringer
Bottom left: Shu starts the engines of his self-designed and homemade flying device before a test flight. REUTERS/Stringer