Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Balancing Act


Jimi Heselden, the owner of the firm that makes the Segway, has topped himself by driving one of his contraptions over a bloody cliff. It’s rather sad, but it nonetheless brought a guffaw to my lips when I read the news report.

I imagine it won’t do a lot for Segway sales. I guess Heselden wasn’t aware of the 10 foot braking distance - either that or he was trying to see if it flew.

Beta version of the Segway

3 comments:

  1. I wonder if the inquest verdict will be that he "took his own life while the balance of his Segway was disturbed"

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  2. Maybe he was piloting some secret new jet powered prototype? or just fancied himself as Iron Man..

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  3. I'd say he was off his trolley...

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