Video of the Day: Water Jet Pack Blooper on Fox Morning News

Sad, but true: Jet pack technology just isn't where we want it to be yet. I submit this video, via the Daily What, as evidence. Watch as the on-site anchor for Fox 5 Morning News nearly gets taken out by a man with the Jet Lev R200 water pack strapped to his back. Meant as a simple gimmick to lead into the broadcast, the man was supposed to say something about how this is your morning news and then blast into the sky using the jets on the pack. But instead, because he was pointing the powerful streams of water in the wrong direction, he knocks himself off the pier, nearly drowning in the San Diego harbor.

The Daily What only posted the short version of this video. The most underrated part, as Gizmodo's Sam Biddle has already pointed out, is after the first clip when the camera cuts back to the Fox hosts that were lucky enough to stay in the studio. Unable to contain themselves, the anchors spend several seconds, heads buried in hands, laughing. For that, watch past the 16-second mark.

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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