Fancy dying in a unique and novel way that will secure your immortality via a report on the local news?
Perhaps you ought to investigate the Vertipod. Clearly little more than a death trap for the rich and tired of life entrepreneur, Vertipod is a hovering, $10,000 potential death machine, which maker Pete Bitar would probably prefer we called a “personal transport solution.”
It’s technically classified as a light aircraft, plus, for extra danger points, it’s supplied in kit form so you can unsafely and improperly put it together yourself. It’d be easier just putting your head in an oven.
But if you fancy risking doing 40mph while 15 feet off the ground with a 440cc lawnmower engine strapped to your feet, be our guest. Just leave a message in the Comments bit about which song you’d like played at your funeral.
By Gary Cutlack | November 29th, 2007