Jet packs, plane races and leopards

2013-08-02 13:12

Top travel videos: hungry whales, awkward naps

2013-07-26 10:23

Check out our round-up of awesome travel videos from the week, including a super awkward in-flight nap as well as divers almost being devoured by whales. VIEW

If you grew up/were born in the ‘80s chances are pretty good that you were probably obsessed with the idea that, by now, we would totally be moving around with hoverboards and jetpacks. Well, clearly that didn't happen, however, a Swiss engineer's invention may just bring you a glimmer of hope. In our first video, watch as Yves Rossy, also known as 'Jetman' makes and appearance at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh. Try not to be too jealous. 

In the second video, two cheeky leopards start feasting on a crocodile's prey... while it's locked in his jaws! Watch the drama unfold as it only can in our amazing bushveld. 

Thirdly, feel your skin break out in goosebumps as you watch South African Rugby hero, Bryan Habana pushing himself to new heights by taking on an Airbus A380. Habana, who famously raced the cheetah in 2007 to save them from extinction, took on a new challenge racing British Airways' ‘new animal' in a 100m race. Weighing in at 95kg with a height of 1,80m, Habana is pictured preparing to race British Airways' superjumbo of 366,000kg, with a height of 24m, a wingspan of 80m and 73m in length.

Finally, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has added his footprint to Africa's hall of fame World Heritage Site - Maropeng's Cradle of Humankind - the place scientists believe is where humankind originated. "You get to realise that God has an incredible sense of humour, don't you think?" said Tutu.

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