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Hoverboard

A hoverboard (or hover board) is a fictional levitating board used for personal transportation, first described by author M. K. Joseph in 1967 and popularized by the Back to the Future film franchise. Hoverboards are generally depicted as resembling a skateboard without wheels. During the 1990s there were rumors, fueled by director Robert Zemeckis, The hoverboard concept has been used by many authors in various forms of media.

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Lexus Builds a Functional Hoverboard Prototype

The board uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and magnets and Lexus plans to start testing the prototype in Barcelona this summer. They'll release more information on October 21 2015 which ties in with the date that Doc, Marty and his girlfriend time travel to in Back to the Future and Lexus plans to coincide important milestone dates with dates in those films. It looks like a 30-year old prediction is coming true and as Lexus chief engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi states, "There is no such thing as impossible. It's just a matter of figuring out how."

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

It's really funny to see people try (and sometimes fail miserably)!

Contributed by Kishan Patel

Watch this guy from Canada Catalin Alexandru Duru fly a prototype hover-board which he invented himself in order to "showcase that a stable flight can be achieved with a machine one can stand on and control with their feet" over Lake Ouareau in Quebec. To achieve the Guinness World Record title of farthest flight by hover-board he needed to travel 164 feet and he managed to top that with a total travel distance of 905 ft 2 in!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Canadian engineer and inventor Catalin Alexandru set a new Guinness World Record bt traveling a distance of 275.9 meters by hover-board on Lake Ouareau in Quebec- over 5 times longer than the previous hover-board flight record. I had no idea there even was a previous record! He also reached a height of about 15 ft above the surface of the lake.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Fantasy may be becoming reality. Back to the Future fans...this is exciting!!!

Contributed by Alyssa Green

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