This Guy Actually Built The Vacuum Hovercraft From The Comic Book Ads
After reviewing some of the big rip-off comic book ads from back in the day, like Sea-Monkeys, the "Get A Free Monkey" ads, X-Ray Specs, and the "100 Army Men in a Footlocker," we suddenly remembered one that nobody we'd heard of actually tried; the one where you can build a hovercraft using your mom's vacuum cleaner.
The ad explained that you could float around your house and school, powered by just an ordinary vacuum cleaner motor.
"Exciting! A great father and son project! Fun! Low cost! Easy! Amazing! Easy to build. It really works!"
Ethan and Matthew over on YouTube's MakeShop Show decided to find some of the plans that you'd receive in the mail, which apparently looked nothing like the photo - and build it themselves.
Instead of the cool design with a chair and three round sections, it's just a giant piece of plywood with plastic wrap.
It kinda works, I guess.
Check out how they did it:
Another guy built one based off of the design in the ad, and - it