With how fast the world is changing and greatest technological innovations are coming left and right, it’s not surprising to get a taste of the future and be blown away by some ‘out of this world’ stuff that we used to only read in books or watch in ‘sci-fi flicks. ‘The future is here and now,’ so they say.
At first glance, you might remember Green Goblin’s glider from the Spiderman movie or another version from the classic film ‘Back to the Future.’ But this is no movie though. This is the real deal.
Zapata Racing, a company known for creating water and jet ski powered hoverboards uploaded a video which quickly went viral, now with almost 5 million views on YouTube. It features French jet ski champion Franky Zapata with his latest and futuristic aircraft– the Flyboard Air or the so-called ‘revolutionary hoverboard.’
Yes, it just got real.
According to him, the Flyboard Air began 4 years ago which took its first test flight on March, 2016. And it took them ‘two years to create the great turboreactors and algorithms to stabilize the Flyboard.’ It uses an ‘Independent Propulsion Unit’ to fly hose-free and can stay airborne for up to ten minutes. The Flyboard Air is consist of three parts– the board, fuel tank and a remote. There are a total of 4 engines inside with 250 horsepower each.
While many of you maybe ecstatic to try one, the Flyboard Air founder said that only those with flyboard experience can try it.
“It’s impossible to ride it before you have a minimum of 50 or 100 hours in the original Flyboard with water,” Zapata told The Verge.
Zapata recently set a Guinness World Record title for the Farthest hoverboard flight off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins, France on the 30th of April, 2016. He managed a new benchmark distance of 2,252 meters (7,388 feet) going far beyond the previous record of 275.9 meters (905 feet, 2 inches) set last year by Canadian Catalin Alexandru Duru.
“This has really been a life’s work.”
A truly ingenious, cool and futuristic work at that. Meanwhile, despite setting a world record and blowing our minds with his Flyboard Air invention, Zapata is far from being done and continues to improve his project. Another goal like ‘riding in the clouds,’ (perhaps) is in the works too.
Disabled Young Man Helps Bus Driver Fight Off Knife-Wielding Man
A disabled young man showed extraordinary courage when he helped a bus driver deal with a criminal.
With all the cynicism and suspicion going on in the world, we are often taken by surprise when complete strangers go out of their way to help out people in trouble. It seems to be even more unbelievable for us when we hear stories about individuals who risk their lives just to do something good. Their selfless acts often baffle us. It's really quite tragic that we don't have more faith in the goodness of people.
Writer Charles de Lint said, "I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit."
The young man showed great courage.
Orlando Shooting Rescuers Rushing to the Scene Heard One of The Most Heartbreaking Sounds
Sometimes its not what you see, but what you hear that haunts your dreams…
The recent weekend shooting at an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 wounded was one of the most horrific incidents of gun violence in the United States, particularly against the LGBT community.
Messages of support from around the world have been pouring in for the victims and their families, while condemning gunman, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen's act to hell and back, but rescuers who first rushed to the scene have their own take on the nightmare they encountered when they first got to Pulse nightclub.
15-Year-Old Romanian Boy Who’s 7’6″ Tall Attracts Attention of NBA Scouts
Robert Bobroczky, 15, from the city of Arad in Romania is turning 16 years old next month and will most likely still grow even taller.
Robert Bobroczky, 15, from the city of Arad in Romania is turning 16 years old next month and will most likely still grow taller than his current height of seven feet and six inches. That said, it's no wonder why athletic scouts from the US-based National Basketball Association (NBA) have reportedly been taking note of the developments in his basketball skills since he was around 13 years old.
In a November 2015 article in The Washington Post, Oliver Macklin had this to say about the tall teen: "Bobroczky plays for U-16 Stella Azzurra, a basketball academy in Rome, which produced Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. His giraffe-like frame makes it hard for him to run the floor, but once he gets position in the paint, watch out."