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FIREBALL SUICIDE SHOES [Aug. 20th, 2007|10:06 am]
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They're gasoline-powered inline skates! Via McClatchy's China Rises newsblog, which says:
The skates have a 25cc engine and a small fuel tank behind the right heel, and are controlled by a handheld throttle. But there is no brake! The only way of stopping is a waist-level shut-off button that kills the motor. Skaters likely then go sprawling.

Imagine what happens in a crash: The plastic fuel tank catches fire and the skater quickly gets crispy.
What's Cantonese for "ACME"?

[User Picture]From: maps_or_guitars
2007-08-20 05:54 pm (UTC)


"Oldster, Child Gingerly to Use"
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[User Picture]From: kasheri
2007-08-20 06:02 pm (UTC)
Imagine it! An entire generation of Chinese with prosthetic right feet.
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