Well, haven’t we had enough of preposterous claims from pseudo-engineers of making the next water-fuelled car or the flying motorbikes? I guess not as this Sunday, an Egyptian “inventor” named Ashraf Al-Bandry was supposed to test his all-conquering automobile that can be navigated across sea, air and land. Despite many tech guys ridiculing at his very design, the claim attracting crowds and crowds of people to the infamous Tahrir Square to witness a test-run of his vehicle. Here is how it all went:
Here is Mr. Ashraf, a poet and an innovator claiming he can change the face of the Earth with his flying car-boat thing.
The Egyptian “Monster” as it was named in Arabic, was claimed to be an all-terrain and multifunctional car capable of navigating through air, water and land.
A magical solution to the populous city of Cairo’s ever-growing traffic problems. Al-Bandary also claimed that the car ran on self-generated energy, and the top speed was 120 Km/h. He also claimed a patent war being fought over his new craft from rival parties based in Israel and USA. Yeah right!
So, after seven years of work and a team of seven people here is how it rolled:
Nothing but a bad joke on the uninitiated!
The ridiculous wings and wheels speak for itself. As expected, the car couldn;t even move on the ground, let alone make a take-off run. Crowds of people are seen here “push-starting” the ambitious car. Looks more like a handcart doesn’t it?
Since the project had silent backing of the government, Social media erupted with trolls and memes ridiculing the whole concept.
Even the Egyptian-American Astrophysicist Essam Heggy joined in: