Jul. 12th, 2013

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Okay, it's not Sharknado, but it is a bigger helicopter. It's a bike-icopter. It's a helicycle!

Quoting from the article at This Is Colossal: "The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980... To win the prize a team of engineers would have to build a helicopter powered solely by a human that would achieve a flight duration of 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters (9.8 ft), while remaining in a 10 meter (32.8 ft) square."

It took 33 years, but a team from the University of Toronto finally did it. Go, Canada!

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