HEADLINE: Segway Chief Dies in Segway Accident

LONDON — James W. Heselden, the owner of the company that makes the Segway, died Sunday morning when he drove one of the two-wheeled scooters off a cliff close to his home in West Yorkshire, England.

He died doing what he loved best – falling and screaming ‘OH SHIIIIIT!!!!!’ said Heslden’s neighbor, Krista Schnurstein.

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Sourse: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html.

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18 Responses to “HEADLINE: Segway Chief Dies in Segway Accident”

  1. In terms of comedy deaths, that’s almost as funny as Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeon being killed after driving off the road and off a cliff while Twittering about his dog. And if I knew who the f**k Heidi Montag was, I’d probably think it was even funnier.

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  2. I understand that the Research In Motion CEO (BLackberry) died in a traffic accident when his repetitive strain injury precluded his ability to work the signal change indicator lever in his Porsche.

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  3. Love this bit from an article about his death.

    The West Yorkshire police did not treat his death as suspicious, Neil Wardley, a police spokesman, said, adding that a local coroner had yet to establish the exact cause of death.

    o.O

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  4. Heheheh I just read that in the paper over lunch, and read it out to my eldest sons…suffice to say we all laughed out loud!

    The only other one I can think of at present is the bloke who popularised jogging some years back…he ultimately died whilst out jogging.

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  5. Bondi – His name was Jim Fixx. He wrote the Complete Book of Running. It was WAY funny when he died of a heart attack whilst jogging.

    God has a sick and divinely terrible sense of humour.

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  6. Tragic yet befitting…

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  7. Four wheels good, two wheels bad.
    Straight after claiming to Dick Cavett that “I’ll live to 100” in a TV interview, the guru of healthy eating & organic foods Jerome Rodale died of a heart attack at the age of 72.

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  8. I wasn’t a believer in fate, until now.

    It was meant to be.

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  9. You’d look good on one of them.

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  10. I’d look good on anything, Natalie.

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  11. I think this was a case of taking ‘off road’ a little bit too far.

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  12. Paul, I don’t have your email, check this out though, you’ll love it: http://www.holytaco.com/turning-america-islamofascist-theocracy-harder-i-thought

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  13. I absolutely love it, and am glad you posted the link here.

    But never, never, ever email me directly or I will immediately obtain a restraining order. Okay?

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  14. “But never, never, ever email me directly or I will immediately obtain a restraining order. Okay?”

    and if I just turn up on your doorstep one day with flowers?

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  15. paulboylan Says:

    I am severely homophobic, and would shun you. However, substitute the flowers with a six pack of reasonably good beer and I would welcome you into my home.

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  16. How about if I climb down your chimney?

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  17. paulboylan Says:

    I am severely Santaphobic, and would shun you. However, substitute the chimney with the front door and I would welcome you into my home.

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  18. Keep an eye on this bloke, PNB, if you’re looking for contenders for the Darwin Awards.

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