February 15, 1981

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1981, a rocket-powered ice sled attained 399 kph (248 mph) on Lake George, NY to set a new rocket-powered ice sled speed record. Why you ask? Because even geeks and science nerds have their “Hey ya’ll, watch this!” moments and it’s really, really cool.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to February 15, 1981

  1. Nerdy Science Geek says:

    Technically, it’s more of a “Do you think with the right fuel mixture, we could get up to 200mph?” moment, but yeah, it’s cool.

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