See how far a slipper can fly

Contestants in Moscow’s Red Bull Flugtag competition were ready to crash and get wet on Sunday (August 13) with hand-made aircrafts in a variety of shapes from a goblin bolt thrower to human brain plummeting into a river in Moscow.

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Flugtag means “flight day” in German, but all of these craft ultimately splash into the waters below.

Teams built their flying machines with three criteria in mind: how far it will fly, the creativity and artistry behind the design.

On contest day, teams are also judged by a short performance on the take off ramp.

The contest started in Vienna in 1991 and now plays out annually in more than 100 locations.

 

 

The next stop: Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 23.  

(Reuters)

 
 
 
 
 

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