Sunday, March 11, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007

This one wasn't so cool. It's a satellite that blew up on the launch pad (nobody got hurt). Not a recommended method of transport...

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Darwin Award Honorable Mention:
"A guy wanted to watch a football game without buying a ticket, so he ties a whole bunch of baloons filled with helium to a lawn chair. He ties a rope from his truck to the chair to keep it in place, and carries a pellet gun with him to shoot the baloons one at a time to control his descent. He gets in the chair, and unties the rope.
"The chair shoots up like a rocket to about 12,000 ft. The guy is petrified, and is afraid to shoot the baloons. An airline pilot sees him and calls the control tower (paraprase) "Tower, there's a guy in a chair headed your way with a rifle". After convincing the tower that it isn't a joke, they dispatch a helicopter to rescue the idiot."

- Still looking for pictures of this guy's rig...

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Flying Boat

I love sailing, but this looks MUCH cooler.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Lawn mower races - not quite NASCAR, but still fun to watch...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

The human kite

I vividly recall trying to do this when I was younger and it didn't work...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Rocket-powered Shopping Cart

Ever get frustrated with how slow those shopping carts go? Well, I guess this is one way to fix it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

That's right, rocket luge. Don't forget to wear a helmet...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Personal Jetpack

That's right - traffic sucks - so use one of these instead. The only question is: where do you park it?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The airplane/car

Forget about traffic on the 110, just get yourself one of these:

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Zip Line Kit

This was the missing ingredient when I was a kid trying to build tree houses. After all, what's the point of a tree house without some sort of equally cool transportation to go with it.