7/6/2000

A Russian scientist has invented

Filed under:General — eric @ 12:08 pm

A Russian scientist has invented gasoline-powered boots that will let the wearer run at speeds of 25 miles per hour for periods of twenty minutes. Go go gadget boots! These things (especially the accompanying graphic) remind me of my days playing the wonderful role-playing game Paranoia, set in a darkly humorous future. Missions often began with a trip to the R&D labs (much like James Bond) where the players were given many potentially deadly devices that they had to use (and complete the multi-pages surveys that came with). Devices such as jet-boots. And tactical nuclear hand granades (”Pull the pin, throw, and run. Very, very fast. Maybe while wearing the jet-boots.”). Ah… those were the days.

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