Swiss Daredevil Likes to Fly Outside the Box!

What sounds like the name of an action figure kind of is: Jet Man is Swiss inventor and aviation enthusiast Yves Rossy, also known as the guy with the coolest hobby ever!

Yves has become an international superstar, because his unique sport of flying with a jet-powered wing strapped to his back has never been attempted before! Not that this feat alone gets him enough serious bragging rights… Just a few days ago on November 5, Jet Man actually accomplished a new world record as he launched from a hot air balloon above Lake Geneva to perform two aerial loops!

Crazy, you think? See for yourself:

Newly Swissed Bonus: Watch an episode of Discovery Channel’s “Daily Planet” online, featuring – you guessed it – Jet Man!

So, would you rather fly like Jet Man or play tennis like Roger Federer?

(via Like Cool and

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