We have posted about this company from New Zealand before but the latest news now is that they are going to start selling flying jet packs commercially! These real jet packs cost $75,000 which is way less than I spent in Strip Clubs over the weekend! Bargin
The Martin Aircraft Company jet packs have about 200 HP coming out of their dual propellers. They can go up to 1.5 miles [high] in the air and reach speeds of 60 mph. They will aim to make about 500 packs a year.
These jet packs were invented by Glenn Martin, who unveiled his prototype last year in July. This whole contraption weighs less than 254 lbs, so in the UK, you won’t need a pilot’s license to travel in it. It is capable of traveling 30 miles with a full tank of fuel.
Hit the jump for a video of it in action.
Carts of Darkness is a documentary by Murray Siple. The film follows a crew of homeless men in North Vancouver, who’s live revolve around collecting recyclables for money and an emerging underground sport, shopping cart racing. The men find joy in the adrenaline of reaching dangerous speeds racing down the steep slopes of North Vans streets.
The name of this thing alone brings a smile to my dial, but if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a wheelstander then here’s your chance to find out. There’s 1600hp out the back and not a lot between Nigel and the ground. Watch how close he’s comes to the water barrier at the end of the track!
Adam: “Look baby, my wife’s obviously gonna be laid up for a few days with this whole deal, and then she’s gonna be taking care of the little bastard for months on end so… I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m gonna have a ton of free time. Wanna keep me entertained with casual sex? No? Not sure what no means sorry?”
This looks like some throw your hands in the air fun! Except I mean that in a purely theoretical sense, because I’m scared that this thing is so fast my elbows might bend backwards from the force.
Shaun White flaunts his Olympic gold medal and patriotic pants on the latest cover of Rolling Stone.
The 23-year-old snowboarding champ reveals some of the music that’s on regular rotation on his iPod: Jimi Hendrix, Guns n’ Roses and Led Zeppelin. “Getting into music has changed my personality and my way of doing things,” Shaun shared.
For more of Shaun’s interview hit the jump!
Diamond supplier Petra Diamonds has sold a 507 carat diamond for $35.3 million, breaking the record for the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond. Reported to be as big as a chicken egg and weighing just over 100 grams, the stone is among the world’s top 20 high quality rough diamonds.
Recovered from Petra’s Cullinan mine in South Africa, such a rare gemstone has been sold to a Hong Kong jewelery company that plans to yield a large, unblemished polished gemstone for some wealthy Chinese collector.