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Submission + - Jet powered wings

An anonymous reader writes: "Thanks to high technology and nerve, Yves Rossy has come closer than anyone to realising the ancient dream of soaring free, flitting through the sky, guided only by the body. As well as a crash helmet he wears a small pair of wings and four tiny jet engines." Ref:,,13509-2523 783,00.html

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.