A breakthrough discovery by UK avionics engineer Billy Bog has revealed that hot air balloons can now be powered by latent radio waves. Apparently there are so many wireless signals being simultaneously transmitted that this ancient form of transport can now be adapted to fly in all conditions.
We asked our scientific adviser to explain: “All this constant chatter from mobile phones, data connections and satellite TV creates enough energy in the atmosphere for balloons to tap into. You might not be able to see them but they’re there, all around, and are particularly prevalent during X Factor broadcasts.”
Experts have dubbed this new method of transport WiFli but it is not yet known if it will “take off”.