What costs $75,000 and (despite the recession) already has a waiting list? A personal flying machine you can carry around in a backpack like a folding bike. Even if you have to wait to get it, it’s a great way to commute!

On SmartPlanet.com, Boonsri Dickinson reports that it’s the 200-horsepower Martin Jetpack, which can go 60 mph for 20 minutes on a five-gallon tank of gas (so it has to be a pretty short commute). It saves time but it’s NOISY.If you’re lucky enough to get to the top of the list while you still have some money in your pocket, you will need 40 minutes of training (but you don’t need a pilot’s license).

When YOU’RE stuck in traffic, catch up on your radio listening. Regular unknowncountry.com. listeners only have access to a month of shows, but subscribers can listen, and re-listen, for an entire year, as well as download shows to an MP3 disc so you can listen in your car and in other places away from your computer, such during your trip to our Dreamland Festival in Nashville the last weekend in June! And if you want to find out how much fun we had LAST year, click here.

To see a film of the new jetpack in action, click here.

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