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24 November 2008 @ 08:31 am
 
So, this guy is looking for investors for his man-powered treadmill (video link). Yes, that's right, you can now run in place to power your forward motion, instead of just walking forward.

Just because you can come up with an idea doesn't mean it needs to be made.
 
 
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avantardavantard on November 24th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
How retarded!
rifkinite on November 25th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
They were talking about this on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me this weekend.

I think they called that video "unintentionally hilarious."
Chrisclipdude on November 25th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
That video was hilarious. I have no idea why anyone would want such a device. You might as well just go jogging.

This video shows people using it as a stationary treadmill, which makes slightly more sense.
Baracus Naturalmadeofmeat on November 25th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
It might make vague sense if you could change the gearing. I imagine that one could travel faster and with less impact than running alone. Then again, one could just buy a freaking bicycle.

Tagline: "Like a bicycle, but heavier and more unwieldy!"
Reborn in Firehammerforge on November 25th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Meh.

I am all for making whatever cracked out ideas one has into reality. I just question the logic of building a business plan around said cracked out ideas.