21 Mar '12, 2pm

Human wings: The green answer to air travel

Human wings: The green answer to air travel

Forget subways, trains, and bikes — those are old hat compared to what we’re about to tell you. Meet the new green form of transportation: strapping on human bird wings and flying through the air with the greatest of ease. In what is possibly the coolest invention since Icarus, Dutch inventor Jarno Smeets crafted human wings that actually work. (WE HOPE. It’s possible this video is an elaborate and awesome fake, but do you really want to live in that world?) Smeets successfully flapped his wings and flew for about 60 seconds, becoming the first man in history to fly like an eagle … fly right into the future . Or in this case, fly like an albatross, which is the bird that Smeets says inspired his design. Smeets MacGyvered his wings by stitching together kite fabric and windsurfer masts. To actually control his flight and generate enough power for lift-off, Smeets used two W...

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