Now known to be a fake, this video looked like man ticking off another feat for his own: Bird flight.
Dutch engineer Jarno Smeets claimed he had been working on the project, that literally gave him wings, since the middle of last year.
Blogging the process on www.humanbirdwings.net, Smeets posted a video this week that apparently showed him taking to the air for 100 metres.
Filming the flight both from his helmet and from the ground, this project would have gone down as one of the fastest in flight, taking only 8 months from start to finish. Had it been real.