Street luge is a sport where you essentially lie down on a skateboard and roll down a hill very fast. As you might guess, that does not always end well. So, needless to say, one of the godfathers of the sport wants to strap two jet engines to one, rest his head between them and go at 300mph on it.
To give you an idea of how dangerous this thing actually is, here’s the first test. Whether it’s to see whether the jets work or to deafen everybody in a 100-foot radius is unclear:
Apparently the record attempt will happen sometime in April. We hope it’s somewhere exceptionally flat and without obstacles.
(Image courtesy of Jim Purbrick on Flickr)