On the one hand, this is really rather cool; on the other hand, it makes you shake your head in disbelief.
My chum Jay Dowling has just given my Monday morning a good start by sending two emails containing interesting tidbits of trivia and nuggets of knowledge.
The first was a screenshot of an entry on someone's Facebook page as shown below:
(Source: Screenshot from Facebook)
OK, I know it's not the most sophisticated of humor, but it certainly brought a smile to my face. The other email contained links to this video and this video of a British lunatic entrepreneur called Richard Browning who has created a real-life Iron Man jetpack.
On the one hand, this is really rather cool; on the other hand, it makes you shake your head in disbelief. Is this man a genius, or is he the epitome of a mad scientist?
Personally, if I'm ever fortunate enough to own a jet pack, I'd like it to be a labor-saving device. Looking at the videos above, I get the impression that I'd have to go into training for a year just to be able to carry Richard's jetpack around, let alone to use it.
Still, at the end of the day, I have to say that this really is rather cool, and I doff my cap to Richard for coming up with something so ridiculously amazing. What do you think? Could you be tempted to take Richard's jet pack for a spin?