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Author Topic: Flying on Bird Wings - A ****ing Magical Moment! =D  (Read 2907 times)
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« on: March 20, 2012, 09:03:06 PM »

Now, whoever you are, no matter who you are, I KNOW darn well that when you were a kid you wished that you could fly.

We all did.

Many of us still do.

This guys does it. And here's the video to prove it:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYW5G2kbrKk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYW5G2kbrKk</a>


More on it:

http://humanbirdwings.net/

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I did it! This weekend I brought out my wings again for a second test. And here it is. Do I need to say more? Just watch the video


He sums things up in the video:

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A f***ing magical moment!


Now, let's just hope that he posts plans and directions on how to make his wings~! =D


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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 09:34:55 PM »

Wow!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 04:58:20 AM »

Would have been a little more believable if it took more effort to get off the ground. :-)


(Edit: Sorry, I'm a dick for not playing along. It's a decent enough hoax after all.)
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 06:44:57 AM »

Would have been a little more believable if it took more effort to get off the ground. :-)
- you don't believe what you see nudone ?  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 07:50:06 AM »

Well, I was a little sceptical, but I've just come back from a little flight around my village. All you need is a couple of king-size duvet covers and lots of determination. It's a revolution.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 08:29:35 AM »

Great - I'll try that too ... ^^ Grin ^^
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 08:47:05 AM »

Such a wonderful dream. Literally.

(But I still like it!) cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 01:57:37 PM »

Would have been a little more believable if it took more effort to get off the ground. :-)


(Edit: Sorry, I'm a dick for not playing along. It's a decent enough hoax after all.)

Yeah, but still...Wow at the thought of it! haha
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 02:18:36 PM »

*SIGH*

Oh well...I guess my on-again/off-again personal airship project I started back when I was 12 goes back on the drawing board.



Except something more like this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9jVS2AqD2I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9jVS2AqD2I</a>

After that, I want to start working on my personal submarine... Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 11:10:40 PM »

Pretty much any personal transportation device is uber-cool. Bicycles and motorcycles are about the only popular ones though, and they're so old and common that they've lost that "wow" factor. But flying and submarines? Still lots of coolness there for a long time to come! smiley

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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 01:15:22 AM »

seems like ppl are getting on to him..

http://www.maximumpc.com/...wings_video_probably_hoax
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 04:31:01 AM »

seems like ppl are getting on to him..

http://www.maximumpc.com/...wings_video_probably_hoax

Meh... Maybe. Looked pretty convincing. He never flew far, but... I suppose it will eventually come out in the wash.

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 04:42:41 AM »

Are people getting upset about his video and claims? It's just a bit of fun - isn't it? I mean, he's not trying to sell the wings to people (so that they may jump from the nearest tall building and plummet to their death).
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 04:47:28 AM »

Are people getting upset about his video and claims? It's just a bit of fun - isn't it? I mean, he's not trying to sell the wings to people (so that they may jump from the nearest tall building and plummet to their death).

Great idea! Start a special introductory exclusive promotion of 50% off on sale at Wall Street and K Street only! tongue

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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 04:52:20 AM »

heheh. Brilliant. Yes, set the price high enough to purchase the wings and they'll believe it has to work.

Anyway, the "truth" behind it all...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OESwdRb48jM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OESwdRb48jM</a>

Hit the CC button for subtitles.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 04:58:29 AM »

heheh. Brilliant. Yes, set the price high enough to purchase the wings and they'll believe it has to work.

Anyway, the "truth" behind it all...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OESwdRb48jM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OESwdRb48jM</a>

Hit the CC button for subtitles.

Now, all the more reason to sell it on Wall Street and K Street! Grin

They did a good job. It was certainly fun! smiley

Here's another hoax that is rather fun:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvRMptdaqOk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvRMptdaqOk</a>


Just imagine if it wasn't a hoax~! tongue cheesy


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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 04:11:34 PM »

Are people getting upset about his video and claims? It's just a bit of fun - isn't it?



Seems like some are. But I think it's disappointment more than anything that's motivating most of the criticisms. Don't know about you, but the first time I watched it I actually got hopeful for about seven or eight seconds and thought: OMG! Can this possibly be on the level?

Then reality reared it's ugly head and kicked my brain back into gear.

I must confess I was mildly pissed for about a half a second before I started laughing.

Bloody! I so wanted them to have actually done it... smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012, 05:43:24 PM »

I know a few people that do Paramotoring. That's about as close as it gets to personal flight, not much different to the hoax vid except Paramotoring is real, well, there's a lot more engine noise I suppose.
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