Sailing faster than the wind - with a propeller!

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From the "I wouldn't believe the physics even if I saw the youtube video" department, a sail car that can go faster downwind than the wind itself. While it's possible to go faster than the wind when tacking against it, it was long thought to be impossible to faster directly downwind. These folks prove it's not so:

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