Crazy Jumpsuited Man Sets New Speed Record for Jetpacks

Like some kind of cross between NASCAR and Evel Knievel, Eric Scott of Jet Pack International recently set a new speed record for jetpacks: A surprisingly-fast 98kph.

The jetpack in question only has enough fuel (mostly hydrogen peroxide converted to water) for about 30-40 seconds of flight, so even though he claims the jetpack achieves about 800 horsepower, he only gets up to 98kph. Still, that's far faster than we would have thought, given Mark's experience, but evidently this is an entirely different kind of jetpack. [MAKE]

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