(You can tell I’ve been watching Withnail and I this weekend, haven’t you?)

Just a quick post on something I’ve been researching for the EUSci podcast. Turns out another eccentric businessman has tried to create his own jetpack, this time using water jets.

Herman Ramke’s jetpack uses a 150 horsepower engine to pump water through two water nozzles which can propel the user up to 50 feet up into the air, and propel them at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. Also, it can travel up to 200 miles before it needs refuelling.

Want one? Unfortunatly they’re retailing at £160,000, but this does include a personal session on how to control it properly. Don’t worry, one day the jetpacks will be ours.

Full story, including sweet video, over at The Telegraph.