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Doesn't say what the mileage per gallon. Maybe miles per foot.
Russian gasoline-powered shoes put spark in your step|
Weird News Associated Press Thursday, July 6, 2000
MOSCOW--His fashion sense isn't as elegant as Gucci's, but Roman Kunikov says his gasoline-powered boots are a step forward in footwear--as much as 13 feet per stride.
Kunikov is one of the professors at a Russian engineering institute who designed the boots that were tested Tuesday in Ufa, 750 miles southeast of Moscow.
The test showed that wearers can achieve speeds of up to 25 mph, Kunikov said.
The boots incorporate one-foot pistons that strap along the calf and fire downward after the wearer steps down, pushing a plate away from the bottom of the shoe--and the wearer up into the air.
The shoes weigh about two pounds each, including a fuel tank, tiny carburetor, spark plug and wires and pipes.
-- Martin Thompson (email@example.com), July 06, 2000
Martin, the title should be...
A great way stop stomp on gas prices! ... :)
What will folks think of next? I'm not sure I want to know!
-- Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 07, 2000.