http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25920430/ 

Despite what the history books say, Richard pearse in Otago, New Zealand was the first man to fly a powered aircraft ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pearse) . Despite the repuation of being a lying lunatic and there being no documentary evidence of the event, all New Zealanders know this to be a truth..

Now there is no need to grumble, for now there is doumentary evidence of an aeronautical breakthrough. The Martin Jetpack is a wonder, and at a mere 113kg it is sure to be safe and easy to land. And in all honesty: I want one.

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