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Man hits 162 mph on homemade rocket trike propelled by rainwater

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 15, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Sep 14, 2017

Did you ever have the chance to make a bottle rocket in grade school? Daredevil athlete François Gissy applied those principles to a homemade water rocket trike, which he then zipped around the Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet in France. Rainwater helped power the speedy trike, on which Gissy reached 261 kilometers per hour (kph), or around 162 miles per hour, and hit 100 kph from zero in a mere 0.55 seconds. Related: Swiss Man Breaks Bicycle Speed Record with Insane 207-MPH Rocket ...





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