Canadian Inventor Flies Homemade Hoverboard To Set A New World Record

May 25, 2015 By Houston Barber
Sorry, Marty McFly, but the new world record for the longest flight by hoverboard belongs to Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru, who flew 275.9 meters over the waters of Quebec's Lake Ouareau. He more than quadrupled the previous record of 50 meters and has made many people on the Internet wonder if hoverboards are finally ready to make the jump from fantasy novels to reality.

Catalin claims to have worked for over a year on his hoverboard prototype and says that the machine can travel over any surface. During his record-setting flight, Catalin flew 15 feet above the water. However, the inventor says the hoverboard has even more potential and can now reach "scary heights." Good luck, Mr. Duru. Hopefully it won't be too long until we can all sell our cars and glide to work every morning.
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