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Published July 25, 2010, 02:50 PM

Flugtag record set in Minnesota

(WDAY TV) - A unique world record set this weekend in Minnesota. It celebrates crazy homemade flying machines.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The Red Bull Flugtag (FLEW-tahg) was in downtown Saint Paul. Flugtag is a German word that means flying day.

The idea is to build colorful contraptions that are pushed off a ramp. Most crash into the water but some actually fly.

One such machine was made by a team called Major Trouble. It floated on the air for 207 feet, breaking the previous record of 195 feet in 2000.