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Jet-Powered Hoverboard Works!

Audacious French inventor Franky Zapata crossed the English Channel on his jet-powered hoverboard!


(Jet-Powered Hoverboard video)

Zapata departed from the French town of Sangatte shortly after 08:15 CEST and reached Saint Margaret's Bay, near Dover, some 22 minutes later after travelling about 36 kilometres and stopping halfway to refuel.

He told reporters during a press conference later in the day that he had recorded a top speed of 202 kilometres per hour during the crossing.

(Via Euronews)

Although this is not a purely science fictional example, I can't resist this depiction of the Green Goblin:


(Spider Man's Green Goblin)

Science fiction fans may recall such vehicles as the flycycle from Ringworld (1970) by Larry Niven, or the saddle from The Big Front Yard (1959) by Clifford Simak.


(From The Big Front Yard)

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