Franky Zapata Crosses English Channel on Hoverboard

Franky Zapata Crosses English Channel on Hoverboard

Question: Recently,who has crossed the English Channel on Hoverboard?
(a) James Franklin Hyneman
(b) Franky Zapata
(c) Jason Alan Bradbury
(d) Greg Henderson
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 4th August, 2019, Franky Zapata, the hoverboarding Frenchman successfully crossed the English Channel on his second attempt on the device he invented.
  • A hoverboard (or hover board) is a levitating board used for personal transportation.
  • He completed the famed 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey successfully in just 22 minutes.
  • He has invented a hoverboard ‘Flyboard Air’ and crossed the English Channel with the speed of 77 kilometers per hour (110 mph).
  • He already holds the Guinness World Record for a 2.2-kilometre trip over the Mediterranean Sea, the farthest hoverboard flight.

Links:
https://time.com/5643411/franky-zapata-hoverboard-flight-english-channel/
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/frenchman-crosses-the-english-channel-on-hoverboard/article28814368.ece
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/world/europe/franky-zapata-hoverboard-uk-france.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoverboard

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