Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Limited use, but vaguely possible human flights booster

Smaller scale Project Orion
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First, approach a hill near the North Korean border with wing set. Strap on the axle and the set of rotating kevlar cups.

Gliding down the slope gets you up and above the border. Then the armed forces will provide a great number of rapidly moving small objects, some of which will get caught by a cup, and that rotary motion will aid with the wing flapping.

Wing set to be bright pink glitter to promote visibility, along with loudspeakers, radio beacon and so on.

By dint of navigating the Iran-Iraq, and the Turkey-Syria borders you could probably get quite a long way.

not_morrison_rm, Jan 02 2016


       // probably get quite a long way //   

       All the way to the next world would be the best bet.   

       Damn-fool way to commit suicide [+].
8th of 7, Jan 02 2016

       //some of which will get caught//

I think I see the flaw in this idea! [+]
DrBob, Jan 02 2016

       Flaw? Impossible.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 02 2016

       I like this as a prank. A do up with a mannikin or other human simulacrum. Maybe made from balloons and launched from a distance? This is the sort of prank best done anonymously, I think.
bungston, Jan 02 2016

       Agh, just booked a flight with Aeroflot, which is just another version of the idea.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 02 2016

       I think we should try this with Buster the Mythbusters crash test dummy first.
RayfordSteele, Jan 02 2016

       This idea appears to assume the things being provided are equivalent to bullets, but fails to realize that some of the arriving things might explode on impact.
Vernon, Jan 02 2016

       Agh I accidentally deleted the anno of someone who shall remain nameless, Mr Borg   

       // try this out on the hb crash test dummy, being not_morrison_rm   

       In reply all I can say is Mmm Mmm Mmm..
not_morrison_rm, Jan 03 2016

       Dunno, but if there's prior art, I'll scratch this.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 03 2016


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