Because there's no such thing as too fast or too dangerous, Mike Charlton of Eastlake, Ohio is intending to break 500 mph in a hand-built, jet-powered motorcycle. Already known for his 200 mph bike QuasiMoto and his 180 mph truck (pictured), this will be a 26-foot beast using a revamped U.S. navy fighter jet engine.

The speed to beat is only 350 mph, so Mike is definitely aiming for the moon on this one. To ensure that he doesn't end up hitting anything with that velocity, the bike will be put to speed at the Utah Salt Flats next year and comes equipped with a parachute. We're also guessing an American flag is going to be involved somehow. [Plain Dealer]