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bijou
11-25-2008, 12:38 PM
Yesterday, we had a flying car. Today, it's a jetpack - with the news that a daredevil wearing a jet pack has flown across a 1,500-foot-wide canyon in southern Colorado.

We are living in the future, clearly.

http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/jetpackmanAP_450x300.jpg ... more ...

link (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Jet_pack_man_flies_across_canyon&in_article_id=417584&in_page_id=2)

He didn't have a canine travelling companion though. ;)

Gingersnap
11-25-2008, 01:38 PM
We're never going to get anywhere with jet-pack technology until we concentrate on the Collie component of manned (and dogged) flight. :mad:

bijou
11-25-2008, 03:19 PM
We're never going to get anywhere with jet-pack technology until we concentrate on the Collie component of manned (and dogged) flight. :mad:

It is beginning to look like this will never happen unless, perhaps an amateur with a strong interest in seeing collies fly takes up the challenge herself. :)

Gingersnap
11-25-2008, 05:54 PM
It is beginning to look like this will never happen unless, perhaps an amateur with a strong interest in seeing collies fly takes up the challenge herself. :)

I'm already working on it. So far, the Collie/Bungee cord experiments have been a success. I need venture capital to move on to the Collie/Solid Fuel phase. :D

Goldwater
11-25-2008, 05:58 PM
Easier just to shoot Collies out of a cannon.

Zeus
11-25-2008, 07:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtnXWwzn368

Gingersnap
11-25-2008, 07:39 PM
Easier just to shoot Collies out of a cannon.

Easier but hardly ground-breaking. We shoot Doc out of a cannon every Fourth of July. Sure, we all enjoy it but are we really pushing back the boundaries of science? I think not.

SarasotaRepub
11-25-2008, 09:54 PM
http://gallery.dirtyhandschoppers.com/gallery/albums/Posters/flying_dogs.sized.jpg


:)