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'Flyboard' Stunt Falls Short
Jul 25, 2019 8:00 AM CDT
Daredevil Inventor's 'Flyboard' Stunt Falls Short
Franky Zapata falls into sea on attempt to cross the English Channel
- He wowed a French Bastille Day crowd earlier this month, but a daredevil inventor's attempt to cross the English Channel didn't go as smoothly. Franky Zapata fell into the sea Thursday while attempting to land on a boat to refuel his "flyboard." The 40-year-old is fine,...
Astonished by Man
Jul 15, 2019 10:49 AM CDT
Paris Crowds Astonished by Man on Hoverboard
Inventor Franky Zapata wowed the crowds with his Flyboard
- The Bastille prison was stormed via land in 1789 during the French Revolution. Sunday's commemoration of it involved the air in the most attention-grabbing of ways. French inventor Franky Zapata soared over astonished crowds in Paris on his turbine engine-powered Flyboard Air prior to the start of the military...
of Care': Investigators
Apr 25, 2017 9:31 AM CDT
Dentist Offered Unusual 'Standard of Care': Investigators
Alaska's Seth Lookhart allegedly pulled patient's tooth while riding hoverboard
- What falls under the category of "unlawful dental acts" in the state of Alaska? Pulling a sedated patient's tooth while on a hoverboard, per an investigation that involved the FBI, DEA, and a couple of state departments, the
Alaska Dispatch News
reports. Clear Creek Dental's Dr. Seth...
Girl, Firefighter Die After
Hoverboard Catches Fire
Mar 13, 2017 1:55 AM CDT
Girl, Firefighter Die After Hoverboard Catches Fire
She's believed to be first to die in US hoverboard fire
- A double tragedy in Harrisburg, Pa.: A 3-year-old girl died in a house fire believed to have been caused by a recharging hoverboard Friday night, and a firefighter was killed on his way to the scene by an allegedly drunk driver in a stolen car. Consumer Products Safety Commission spokesman...
Family Sues Amazon
After Hoverboard Burns
Down Their House
Oct 28, 2016 4:44 PM CDT
Family Sues Amazon After Hoverboard Burns Down Their House
Family claims a defective hoverboard bought off Amazon caused the fire
- Amazon is being taken to court after a faulty hoverboard caused a fire that destroyed an expensive Nashville home,
reports. The gadgets, which were a hot item last Christmas, have an unfortunate habit of catching fire and exploding. The Fox family of Nashville, Tenn., found this out the...
Boy Dies After
Armed Cousin Falls
Off Hoverboard, Fires
Feb 11, 2016 6:53 AM CST
Boy Dies After Armed Cousin Falls Off Hoverboard, Fires
Lavardo Fisher, 13, was a Pop Warner All-American Scholar
- A 13-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the back of the head while playing Xbox at his relative's home in central Florida on Monday night when his 18-year-old cousin, who'd found a gun, fell off a hoverboard and fired. Lavardo Fisher's cousin found the gun under the...
Feds Seize $1.6M in Counterfeit Hoverboards
Feb 10, 2016 3:00 PM CST
Feds Seize $1.6M in Counterfeit Hoverboards
Counterfeit hoverboards are exploding—er, proliferating—in the US
- Federal officers recently seized nearly 2,400 counterfeit—and possibly prone to explode —hoverboards in shipments that arrived at South Carolina's Port of Charleston, the
Charleston City Paper
reports. The hoverboards , which were made in China, would have been worth more than $1.6 million retail, according to...
Feb 10, 2016 8:22 AM CST
A Hoverboard Turned This $1M Home Into Rubble
'I thought, 'I'm going to lose 2 of my 4 children today'
- Brian Fox lost his $1 million Nashville home on Jan. 9. He nearly lost something much more precious. "I thought, 'I'm going to lose two of my four children today,'" recounts Fox, whose two elder children found themselves trapped on the home's second story...
In the Middle of CES,
a US Marshals Raid
Jan 8, 2016 10:29 AM CST
In the Middle of CES, a US Marshals Raid
US company says Chinese company is hurting industry with its cheap models
- Hoverboards are making headlines, from bursting into flames and being banned by online retailers to causing trouble in churches and supermarkets . But the hoverboard hubbub at CES in Las Vegas Thursday was something straight out of a corporate espionage movie: Per Bloomberg , US marshals raided a booth set up by...
Over Christmas Eve
Dec 29, 2015 4:55 PM CST
Priest Suspended Over Christmas Eve Hoverboard Stunt
'That was wrong'
- A priest rolling around his church on a "hoverboard" while singing
May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
on Christmas Eve earned a round of applause from his congregation and a quick suspension from his diocese, NBC News reports. It's unknown how the birthday boy felt about...
Amazon Yanks Nearly
Dec 14, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Amazon Yanks Nearly All Hoverboards
Won't be allowed back on US site until makers can prove they won't catch fire
- Consumers planning on scouring Amazon to find a hoverboard to place under the Christmas tree may have to look elsewhere. Joining fellow online retailer Overstock.com , Amazon has decided to halt sales of most of the two-wheeled products on its US and UK sites in the wake of recent reports...
Dec 11, 2015 4:14 PM CST
Man Casually Shoplifts While Riding Hoverboard
Thanks a lot, Back to the Future
- When hoverboards are outlawed, only outlaws will have hoverboards. British law enforcement—which has been trying to ban the "self-balancing scooters" or "mini-Segways"—released amusing surveillance footage this week showing a man in a tracksuit rolling into a London supermarket on a hoverboard, grabbing a case of...
Hoverboard Torched Home
Dec 1, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Family: 'Exploding' Hoverboard Torched Home
Board burst into flames while charging, says Louisiana mom
- "It was like fireworks." That's how Jessica Horne of Lafitte, La., describes the first time her 12-year-old son, Hayden, plugged in his new $300 hoverboard, powered by lithium batteries, to charge. Purchased from "Fit Turbo" on Amazon and given to Hayden as a birthday gift a...
a Hot New Toy
Oct 12, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
London Outlaws a Hot New Toy
Hoverboards can't be ridden in public
- It's very exciting that hoverboards finally exist , but if you live in the UK, you may not want to buy one just yet. The Metropolitan Police tweeted out a picture of a hoverboard Sunday along with the warning, "Own one of these or thinking about getting one? They'...
Aug 23, 2015 10:19 AM CDT
Wiz Khalifa Busted Over a Hoverboard
Rapper didn't want to get off his at the airport
- Wiz Khalifa got arrested last night in Los Angeles, and it wasn't your everyday celebrity-busted-with-drugs-or-guns arrest: The 27-year-old rapper was arrested for refusing to get off his hoverboard at LAX, and the Daily Beast reports that cops might have gotten a little rough, per some video shot by onlookers...
Dec 6, 2014 5:37 PM CST
This Year's 25 Coolest Inventions
From a hoverboard to a sign-language translator
- With 2015—and another year's worth of exciting inventions—fast approaching,
is taking a moment to look back at this year's coolest new gadgets and gear. They range from a
Back to the Future
prop made real to a tablet system translating sign language to spoken words....
The Future Is Now:
Oct 26, 2014 7:44 AM CDT
The Future Is Now: Hoverboards Exist
And you can help fund them on Kickstarter
- It is now officially the future: Hoverboards are real. A company called Arx Pax has developed a skateboard-style device that rides on air instead of wheels, and it's raising money to "perfect" the project on Kickstarter , Phys.org reports. Arx Pax has already surpassed its $250,000 goal....
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