First off, an apology: in the summer of 2010, we published a “Weird Zone” article on the topic of transportation, but we failed to include even a single word about water-powered jetpacks. Shame on us!
But, to be sure, such jetpacks exist. Don’t believe me? Check out the following YouTube clip:
Wow! Wow, wow, wow. The jetpack (called a “JetLev”) was developed by Canadian inventor Raymond Li. It works by sucking up water with a trailing hose, and then forcefully propelling it downwards from the body of the jetpack.
Believe it or not, there’s a slim chance you might be seeing one of these at a lake near you this summer. The water-powered jetpack will be available as early as May or June — if you have about $100,000 (USD) kicking around, that is!
Finally, the JetLev might not just be a very cool toy — it could have life-saving capabilities, too. Click here to further explore the topic with a clip from Discovery Channel’s Is It Possible?
Like I said: wow! Right?!
P.S. Thanks to Ashley, OWL’s new intern, for sending me this video!