Looking to reclaim a little sense of wonder? Check out this breathtaking new footage of Swiss pilot Yves "Jetman" Rossy zooming around Japan's iconic Mount Fuji with an eight-foot-wide, rocket-powered, carbon-fiber wing of his own invention strapped to his back.
"It's really impressive," said Rossy of Japan's highest mountain, though, let's face it, he really could have been talking about his own unfathomably mettlesome grit – the man literally flies around at 185 mph on a quad-rocket jetpack HE BUILT WITH HIS OWN HANDS (but we digress). "It's a perfect form, a huge mountain, a huge volcano, a presence that you can feel on the ground and also in the air."
This guy never ceases to amaze me. I'm sick and tired of people waiting for the future to deliver them their jetpacks. Give me someone who builds his own goddamn jetpack, then takes it out for a spin over the Grand Canyon.