This is Yves Rossy, also known as Rocketman, also known as Fusionman, presumably because there is no word in Swiss for “Rocket?” I dunno.
Doesn’t this look like fun?
Once they get those Sharks With Frickin’ Laser Beams On Their Heads perfected, my wish list will be complete.
Actually, there is a German word for rocket – rakete
Too early for a smart-assed riposte just yet . . .
Well, that’s German! What’s the Swissian word for “Rocket” EH? There isn’t one, is there? Q.E.D.
Fun? not really – he’s relying on technology, I’m an engineer and have worked in factories assessing productivity and quality procedures. It’s a wonder I fly at all.
Yes, but he made this himself. So obviously he has faith in it. Of course, he might be insane, but he’s not dead yet. This wasn’t built out of scrap metal in China by a bunch of enslaved schoolchildren, though, that’s for sure.
I’ll be more impressed when he finds room for Jennifer Connelly on it.
Must be mad!
Probably, but gloriously.
Considering one third of the country (canton-wise) speaks German, I’d say ‘rakete’ fits the bill fairly well
Oh, see, now you’re just splitting hairs. There is, in fact, NO word for “rocket” in the Swiss language. Is there? No. No, there is not.
And hardly anybody there speaks Cantonese, so I don’t know WHAT you are talking about.
Plenty of people there speak Cantonese – just check out the banks.
That’s a point…but they speak Mandarin in Beijing.
Orange you going to do better than that?
Jayzus, not without an Americano. Give me some time.