Can a bike work without wheels? Well, that depends on your definition of “work.” For YouTube channel The Q, engineering isn’t about solving problems so much as inventing bizarre contraptions no one had asked for. For its latest oddity, the channel’s talented creator made a bicycle without wheels.
What does that mean, exactly? You’ll have to watch this wordless video to find out. It ends with a test run that proves a bike with linear “wheels” can, in fact, function.
Although the degree of that functionality is best summarized by the vid’s most-liked comment: “Finally, someone’s made a mode of transportation that’s as fast as walking with 10 times the effort.”
Seeing as how the vid has racked up 6.5 million views in four days, the internet clearly doesn’t care about practicality.
Runtime: 7 minutes