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1955 flying platform 'hover board'

US Navy demonstrates its Flying Platform in 1955, a "flying skateboard" or "hover board" vehicle.


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Comment icon #3 Posted by EllJay on 24 January, 2013, 15:47
It's a far cry from that to Marty McFly
Comment icon #4 Posted by Order66 on 24 January, 2013, 15:55
Marty McFly took the hoverboard back to 1955 where scientists found it, then reverse-engineered it to create the technology of the hoverboard which Marty would find in 2015. The grandfather paradox ...
Comment icon #5 Posted by Taun on 24 January, 2013, 17:12
When I was in high school we were promised flying cars and vacations on the moon by 1980... WHERE IS MY FLYING CAR?????
Comment icon #6 Posted by OverSword on 24 January, 2013, 17:19
They had a larger version in the intro to the original Johnny Quest cartoon being flown by machine gun toting frogmen. Those were the days.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Taun on 24 January, 2013, 17:22
And it seemed so sensible too! Those were the days indeed!
Comment icon #8 Posted by EllJay on 24 January, 2013, 17:22
Well, you were "promised" a Minsitry Of Truth, thoughtcrimes and Room 101 by . Be glad we didn't get that in full...yet.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Coffey on 24 January, 2013, 22:31
Scientists telling us Dogs have feeling and silly stuff like that when they could be making hover cars.
Comment icon #10 Posted by OverSword on 24 January, 2013, 22:42
I don't need a flying car, I'd rather have the jet pack!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Taun on 25 January, 2013, 11:43
Did you ever notice that when they were zooming along with those jet packs -without goggles - that the wind never seeme to affect them?... At least the bad guys were smart enough to wear eye protection...

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