French inventor successfully crosses Channel on hoverboard

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Franky Zapata, 40, flew into history books on Sunday by crossing the Channel from France to England on his self-designed, jet-powered hoverboard, stopping briefly to refuel mid-way and completing the journey in under 25 minutes.

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An inventor nicknamed the “flying Frenchman” on Sunday became the first person to cross the Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard barely larger than a tea-tray, reportsd The Telegraph.