Top 10 Bizarre Means of Transport

Man has been known to move from one location to another for centuries. This used to be done on foot, but as technology developed, people went further and further in developing means of transport to move people from one point to another.

The iceboat
In Madeline Island, a special ferry transports people every winter. The two-mile ice highway in winter does not have the capacity to support vehicles during the transition phase. Therefore, the connection is maintained by iceboats with air propellers during that period.

The Segway is a fully automated, battery-powered means of transport that can reach speeds of up to 12.5 mph. It can cover distances of up to 24 miles and is very convenient and often used by guards and police officers.

A Velomobile is essentially a horizontal, three-wheeled bicycle, encased in a kind of plastic shell. The outer shell protects the rider from the harsh elements of rain, snow, and hail. Some recent models are also designed with storage, making it semi-functional when fetching groceries.

Powerisers are a kind of springy stilts that allow you to take 9ft steps and jump 6ft in the air. They were designed by Alexander Bock and the sport is usually known as bocking or power-bocking. The stilts are also known as PoweriZers, Power-Skips, or Pro-jumps. A version of springy stilts or Powerisers can let you walk, jump or run. These Powerrisers give a superhero-like ability to jump. They are leg extensions that make mobility faster and more fun.

Chiva Express
The Chiva Express is a bus that runs on the rails of a train in Ecuador, allowing passengers to take a route in the Andes mountains. The rails were originally laid to connect the mountains to the sea, but now the route is for sightseeing. The best seats are on the roof, although the mountain air can be a bit cold for some.

Hovercraft boat
A special boat suspended from an air cushion, this craft offers a smooth ride across the water.

A Hoverboard – is a fictional levitating board used for personal transport. The idea originated in the popular film Back to the Future. Hoverboards are generally depicted as a skateboard without wheels. Today’s Hoverboards do have wheels and require a great deal of power to balance. With these Hoverboards, balance is very important.

The Aquaskipper
Would you like to walk on the water? Who wouldn’t like that and with the Aquaskipper it’s possible. Use the power of your up and down movements to make you fly high above the water surface, without noise, smoke, or water pollution. The inventor of the Aquaskipper has built a fun gadget for those who want the experience of gliding silently on water, in harmony with nature, while also getting a great workout.

The Lopifit
The Dutch have an abundance of love for cycling, which is why the idea arose to design a treadmill that is also a bicycle. The Lopifit is a treadmill bike that looks like a bicycle but has no pedals, instead, there is a treadmill. This treadmill converts electricity from the walking movement into the battery, which in turn drives the rear wheel.

The HumanCar
It looks like the kind of vehicle you’d see in Bedrock, but this hand-powered hybrid car can reach speeds of up to 60 mph and keep you fit, too. The HumanCar seats up to four people and is the brainchild of Charles Greenwood, an engineer who has worked on developing the perfect human-powered vehicle for more than 40 years. With all four people, the vehicle can move forward nicely on human power alone, but it also has an electric battery when there are fewer passengers.

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