Water-propelled jetpack patented

I’m sure I’m not the only one in the room who’s always wanted a jetpack. But they’re dangerous things; not only due to the risk of flying out of control and doing yourself a serious injury, but to the potential of the engine exploding while strapped to your back. A new patent for a water-propelled jetpack removes the latter risk, leaving you at the mercy of nothing but your own piloting skills … which, considering it will only be usable over bodies of water, might not be as much of a problem as it could be. And while we’re on the subject of propulsion and fuel, a Scottish university is studying the possibility of using brewery by-products to make biofuels for car engines. I’ll drink to that.

2 thoughts on “Water-propelled jetpack patented”

  1. If anyone has ever heard of Nintendo. They probably would realize that this was in a Mario game… Mario Sunshine ring any bells…. The game was based around wearing one of these.

    (Brian, that vid is from a Japanese game show… kind of irrelevant)

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