Humans have been flying for years in aircraft powered by motors but it seems as though that is not enough. Red Bull has now introduced a new DIY human-powered plane contest which has turned out to be more of a wacky show then a proper quest for flight.
Teams are encouraged to build contraptions which will help them glide through the air for the longest time possible. The goal might have slightly shifted with teams putting on a big show to get a crowd’s reaction and more T.V coverage. The teams aircraft of launched off a 20-foot high deck which sits over a body of water. The judges have now introduced new judging criteria which includes creativity and showmanship as well as distance.
10. The Not So Extreme
Carrying on from the last point, Flugtag is not the only human powered aircraft event Red Bull sponsors. The Red Bull Paper Wings contest is a matchup of the globes strongest paper plane builders which include those who not only build crazy designs but also have the longest glide distance.
The judges also have a host of criteria to judge on such as airtime, distance and aerobatics done while flying. Luckily enough this is sporting event has the least amount of injuries out of all the events hosted by Red Bull.
11. Selective Availability
Red Bull was not exactly welcomed by all when it was first released. This is due to the harsh contents it contains which at the time of launch were not entirely accepted by all the countries in the world. The whole idea of Red Bull being a safe drink was faulted when countries did some digging into the recipe of the drink.
Red Bull now contains the same amount of caffeine as a normal cup of coffee and contained 80mg in every 250mL can. This has allowed it to be accepted more broadly among countries who were originally against the drink. Just to put this into comparison, a 500mL Starbucks Grande has about 300mg of caffeine.
12. Red Bull is All Natural
Most would not consider it natural in the usual sense considering the drink is still highly processed and it would be very difficult to distinguish the plant or natural ingredient which gave it its distinctive taste.
That being said, it is more natural than Pepsi and Coke. The ingredients used are all natural and none of it is synthetically produced or manufactured.