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Mayday! Mayday! Man-made gliders take flight

July 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
It probably wouldn't impress the Wright Brothers, but spectators in Minnesota sure loved it. A competition involving human-powered flying machines took place in St. Paul.

Some sank like stones into the water.

The entries were pushed off a 30-foot barge into the river.

This year's winner was "Major Trouble and The Dirty Dixies." The contraption glided 207 feet to beat the previous record.