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    The UK's Daily Telegraph has just reported that Segway company owner Jimi Heselden died after accidentally riding one of his company's machines off a cliff.

    According to The Daily Telegraph, multimillionaire businessman Jimi Heselden was inspecting his North Yorkshire estate while mounted on one of his company's products, a rugged terrain version of the two-wheeled Segway scooter.

    Heselden had apparently fallen into a nearby river while riding his Segway, and both he and his machine were found by a passer-by around 11:40am on Sunday, September 26 (6:40pm in the Philippines).

    The Telegraph said that, at the time of his death, Heselden was worth £166 million (about US$263 million).

    Prior to being bought by Heselden earlier this year, Segway Inc. was a New Hampshire, USA-based company that manufactured the Segway scooter primarily for niche markets.

    The Segway scooter itself, invented by futurist visionary Dean Kamen, was once touted as a revolutionary machine because of its computer-controlled balancing system that could translate a user's fine muscle movements into directional motion. However, due to its high price, the Segway has not found widespread adoption.


    He died a hero because didn't afraid of Segways.
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    Got to admit, I lolled.
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    I think thats the way we all want to go.
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    It's probably awful but I lol'd for quite a while.
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    he died with his beloved scooter, so its all good:awesome: :sigh: i feel guilty now
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    The irony here is rather funny.

    Seriously though, commiserations and all that.
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    Oh man, I was so scared this thread was going to be about Dean Kamen!
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    Oh dear :/ how ironic..
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    Lol
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    I shouldn't laugh, but reading this story made me snigger.

    Oh well, RIP
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    I feel slightly bad for quitely chuckling about that, but I'm sure most people can see the dark humour in that! But yeah, it is sad.
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    I thought it was funny.

    And a good excuse to rewatch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWx06tUxWo4
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    I giggled
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    He did it his (seg)way
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    I didn't want to believe it was true after I laughed...but heres a BBC link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-11416654
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    There are two ways to fall off a cliff, the right way and the Segway!
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    Lollersegway.
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    (Original post by DannyBoy123)
    Got to admit, I lolled.
    same
 
 
 
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