Carmaker Lexus has finally unveiled its hoverboard that it's been teasing in a series of YouTube videos, and even though we may be in the minority on this opinion, the video is extremely disappointing. The main video, like the teaser, appears to show an actual hoverboard floating freely in a concrete skatepark. In the full length video, a rider cruises around the park, floating inches off of the ground over ramps and even water. Cool, right? The problem is, it's not exactly what they would lead you to believe. A behind-the-scenes video however, shows that the board is actually riding on top of a hidden track that holds it in place thanks to metal and magnets. So not only does the board look super hard to ride (the pro skater in the video can barely stand on the thing), it also hardly lifts off of the ground, has to be ridden on a track and is essentially just a promotional stunt. Thank for getting our hopes up Lexus. Call us when we can actually re-create this scene. Discuss

Carmaker Lexus has finally unveiled its hoverboard that it's been teasing in a series of YouTube videos, and even though we may be in the minority on this opinion, the video is extremely disappointing. The main video, like the teaser, appears to show an actual hoverboard floating freely in a concrete skatepark. In the full length video, a rider cruises around the park, floating inches off of the ground over ramps and even water. Cool, right? The problem is, it's not exactly what they would lead you to believe. A behind-the-scenes video however, shows that the board is actually riding on top of a hidden track that holds it in place thanks to metal and magnets. So not only does the board look super hard to ride (the pro skater in the video can barely stand on the thing), it also hardly lifts off of the ground, has to be ridden on a track and is essentially just a promotional stunt. Thank for getting our hopes up Lexus. Call us when we can actually re-create this scene. Discuss

According to a new report from the International Organization for Migration, the number of migrants who have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to get to countries in Europe this year has surpassed 2,000. They also noted that in 2015 alone, more than 188,000 have been rescued attempting to make the journey. Human traffickers are known to use dangerous, unsafe boats while attempting to smuggle migrants fleeing poverty, conflict and violence in Libya and other countries in the region. Discuss

Because that’s how Norwegians do. Trygve Bernhardsen had a perfectly reasonable condition for his recent wedding: he wouldn’t get married unless he could swim to the ceremony. So, he did. Bernhardsen started out at the couple’s home and swam about half of a mile to the lighthouse where his bride-to-be was waiting.

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