Man Flying Like Bird Ignites Web Controversy

March 21, 2012 by staff 

Man Flying Like Bird Ignites Web Controversy, Man flying like bird ignites Web controversy, Video of a Man Flying Like a Bird Puzzles the Web, A video of a Dutch engineer soaring with homemade wings raises hopes — and eyebrows. A Dutch man named Jarno Smeets wants us all to believe he has the ability to fly, and he has the viral video to prove it.

The video begins with Smeets running and flapping his arms, and then he takes off like a bird and soars in the sky. The video has been making the rounds all over the Web and morning shows in the past couple of days.

Some skeptics are suspicious that it may be a hoax. The video is part of a project by Smeets, a mechanical engineer, in which he chronicles his journey through 14 videos and his very detailed blog. The lightweight nylon wings are modeled after the albatross, a bird Smeets studied before he started construction.

The wings are connected to a mechanized motor powered by an Android smartphone and two Nintendo Wii controllers.

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