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Man Glides Through Piccadilly Circus on a Wheel-Free Hoverboard with a DeLorean

In honor of Back to the Future day, Jason Bradbury pulled a Marty McFly–and no, I don’t mean he travelled back in time and almost became his own father. He went out, in full Future Marty getup, and rode a hoverboard around Piccadilly Circus, complete with a glowing DeLorean. Please note that when I say hoverboard, I absolutely do not mean those wheeled contraptions that everyone seems to have these days. I’m talking a Mattel-style hoverboard, y’all.

Okay. So judging by the video (and physics), he’s not actually floating. Duh. But if I could pull back the curtain a little bit, you should note his stiff left arm holding on to the DeLorean. I don’t know for sure, but it definitely looks like a variation on the “floating busker” illusion you see all the time in tourist locales. It’s a very clever illusion, one that’s obviously super effective as a person or two in the video goes running after Bradbury to catch a video.

I mean, how great is this shot?

The search, the hope, the dream for a real hoverboard continues. Sigh.

(via The Daily Dot)

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.