How did I miss this story?

Jimi Heselden, recent owner of Segway, has died after driving his Segway off a cliff — supposedly while reversing to get out of the way of a hiker.

Not good news for sales, I would imagine.

I seem to be stumbling across quite a few odd links recently — most due to the Cheezburger network. Recent discoveries include:

  • Ignobel prize winner Chonosuke Okamura, who made the startling discovery that every species of life on the planet was already around 425 million years ago — albeit in microscopic form. Or he may just have had an incredibly overactive imagination. Your call.
  • G√∂tz von Berlichingen, an absolutely bonkers German knight who got his arm blown off by a cannon, invented one of the earliest examples of a functional prosthetic hand, was twice made an outlaw, and has been attributed as inventor of the phrase "kiss my ass". In spite of his incredibly violent life, he lived to a ripe old age of around 80.
  • The "Door to Hell" in Derweze, Turkmenistan — an underground cavern filled with natural gas which, after being accidentally punctured in 1971, was set on fire in order to prevent poisonous gas discharge — and has continued burning to this day.
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From: [personal profile] gominokouhai

Centralia (which is apparently not the capital city if Tau Ceti) is another such ongoing fire.

Saw that about Segway dude. I think it's hilarious, I mean, terrible. A man's dead. But also hilarious.
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From: [personal profile] gominokouhai

Wise words indeed, but there's no need to be quite so mean about the River Wharfe. It's quite pretty as I recall.

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In spite of his incredibly violent life, he lived to a ripe old age of around 80.


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