is receiving emails from a number of our readers claiming
that they have actually flown in the air while playing the
Nintendo Wii game 'Daft
the game, players have to flap their arms like a duck in
order for the cartoon duck on the screen to take off, but
a number of our readers have claimed that their own feet
actually lifted off the ground while they flapped their
Barry, Dublin, Massachusetts, wrote:
was flapping my arms vigorously and imagine my surprise
when, all of a sudden, I felt a weightless sensation.
stopped flapping my arms immediately and felt my feet
landing back on the ground."
Akunumbe, Madrid, California, wrote in a similar vein:
Cluck had to fly from the top of a barn onto a moving
bus. It took me a little while to actually flap my arms
enough to get Cluck up off the ground, and then half way
from the barn to the bus, as I flapped my arms, I felt
a feeling of weightlessness. Initially I thought - 'hold
on this is my old heart condition playing up again', but
I kept going and luckily I didn't have an attack. Missed
the bus by a mile though, sucks."
Mit, of the theVoiceofReason.com University, told
extreme conditions it is perfectly possible for a person
to flap their arms enough to leave the ground for a fraction
of a second, maybe longer.
revolutionary Wii handheld controllers have introduced
actual body movements in humans last seen in prehistoric
times. What we could be seeing here is the start of a
new direction in human evolution. Human powered flight
could be just a few thousand years in the future thanks
to those clever marketing guys at Nintendo."
have advised Wii console owners to lay cushions or bean
bags around when playing the Daft Duck Cluck to break
other news: Microsoft have revealed that in its first week
of game play over 54 million people have been killed in
Halo 3 online, none of them were Americans.