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Top 5 videos of the week: JetPack inventor flies around Statue of Liberty; soccer star Wayne Rooney slaps wrestler and more...

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 12 November, 2015, 6:27pm
UPDATED : Friday, 13 November, 2015, 7:17pm

Every Saturday, the South China Morning Post presents its top video picks from and the web, highlighting news, features, mini-documentaries and more.

This week, we feature a fashion model with a bionic arm and a viral YouTube music video coming out from a burned customer's frustration. 


JetPack inventor flies homemade craft around Statue of Liberty 

Australian entrepreneur David Mayman and his company JetPack Aviation have spent ten years developing a wearable flying device, JB-9 jetpack. In this video shot on November 3rd, you can see Mayman flying over the New York Harbour and getting close to the famous Statue of Liberty. 

They claimed the device can reach 10,000 feet (3,050 metres) and a top speed of 102 kilometres per hour and fly for about 10 minutes. Click and watch how amazing the ride is! 


Man makes a pop song about his experience of dealing with an underperformed car 

Everyone of us might have experience of buying an underperformed product, but not everybody would write a song about it like this guy did. The Australian man who called himself "Teg Sethi" on YouTube bought a new Jeep Grand Cherokee for $60,000 in October 2013. 

He said it has had numerous issues and has been towed a number of times. Based on his experience, Sethi wrote this catchy song. This hilarious music video has got more than 670,000 views on YouTube since it was released on November 10th. 

"I recorded this song and made this music clip out of frustration, as the dealer and Fiat Chrysler Australia have basically told me to bugger off," Sethi said in his video description. 


Meet the runway model with a prosthetic arm

Rebekah Marine was born without a right forearm, but it didn't stop her to realise her dream of being a fashion model. The New Jersey-born congenital amputee has strutted down some of the fashion industry's most exclusive runways with her bionic arm in recent years.  

In this Mashable video, she talks about how this piece of most advanced technology changed her life and helped with her career. 


Soccer star Wayne Rooney loses temper and slaps wrestler

It is not the first time Rooney lost temper, but this time he took on 6ft 7in, 246lb WWE wrestler Wade "King" Barrett. 

In a wrestling match in Manchester on Monday night, Rooney's long-time rival Barrett climbed out of the ring to confront Rooney in person. He threatened to knock Rooney out and prodded the player in the chest. Rooney responded by slapping Barrett and he theatrically fell to the floor.


Who are the Macanese?

The Macanese can be half-Chinese and half-Portuguese. They have Catholic traditions, but celebrate both Christmas and Chinese New Year. This video from SCMP's multimedia package 'Macau: The rise and fall of an empire' explores the ethnic group's identity. 

Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. SCMP reporter Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds in this multimedia package.