In the movies, engineers working on super-secret whiz-bang inventions wear lab coats and safety glasses.
In real life, they also wear chicken suits.
Here's footage of "The Chicken Whisperers" winning a Red Bull-sponsored "Flugtag" event, where competitors launch homemade gliders off a dock. Turns out the Whisperers all work for Zee.Aero, which turns out to be a flying car company bankrolled by Google co-founder Larry Page.
The only real unanswered question is why workers at a super-secretive flying car company backed by one of the world's richest men would dress up in chicken suits and perform a synchronized dance routine in public, before flinging themselves into the water.
But maybe that's because it's obvious: Because they can.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.