Feat of the Day: Man Sets Guinness World Record for Hoverboard Travel

Favorite
- -

The future is now.

A Canadian man named Catalin Alexandru Duru has set the new world record for longest distance traveled on a hoverboard.

While this might just seem like fictional story from “Back to the Future 2,” it’s actually very real.

Watch in the clip above as Duru travels 905 feet and 2 inches across Lake Ouareau in Quebec using a prototype device that he built over a period of just one year.

“I will showcase that stable flight can be achieved with a machine one can stand on and control with their feet,” he said.

Unlike with the hoverboard in the movie, he’s lifted off the surface to a height of about 5 meters using his propeller-based board, and it looks a bit more dangerous than Marty McFly’s version.

Although this probably will helps the average rider avoid crashing into large piles of manure.

“This is a truly mesmerising and incredible feat in the world of engineering and transportation,” saida Guinness World Records spokesperson about the news. “It’s always pleasing to see individuals such as Catalin Alexandru Duru achieve a Guinness World Records titles such as this in which personal endeavour continues to amaze us all.”

See more at WIN!

Experimenting With Powdered Alcohol

Favorite
- -

Since its first mention people have been worried about "Palcohol" and what teens will do when they get their hands on it. Brent Rose from Wired experiments with homemade powdered alcohol to prove that those concerns are unfounded and in fact powdered alcohol in most cases is probably more trouble than it's worth. 

Video of the Coolest Chemistry Class Ever

Favorite
- -

This teacher does some really cool stuff with science but you should probably bring some eye protection to class.