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Underwater 'ironman' Jetpack Lets You Swim Faster Than Michael Phelps

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At top speed, the underwater jetpack clocked in at 6.25 mph, breaking Phelps' record of 6 mph.

Credit: Eclectical Engineering

The goal was an ambitious one: Create an underwater, Ironman-inspired jetpack capable of propelling someone through water faster than Michael Phelps on his best day in the pool.

In the process, Ryan Kung and David Shulman, two Silicon Valley engineers, knew they'd be embarking on their most dangerous project to date, a reality that did little to deter the duo.

Combining battery-powered motors and water is, of course, is a recipe for electrocution.

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