Screengrab via Mark Malone/YouTube

Girl falls off her new ‘hoverboard’ and watches helplessly as it rolls into her pool

Also that's not a hoverboard.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Jan 7, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 9:48 am CDT

On Christmas morning, rich kids across America opened their presents to find products that, despite all evidence to the contrary, we’ve decided to call hoverboards.

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It was usually a matter of days, if not hours, before they wiped out or watched their new toys blow up. But one girl did it in especially spectacular fashion.

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You have to give her credit, though, for going right in after it, like a polar bear diving for a particularly delicious-looking seal.  Maybe she thought the 10-second rule applied to electronics dropped in water?

At any rate, it seems that she, like Marty McFly before her, missed a key piece of information about hoverboards.

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Screengrab via Mark Malone/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2016, 2:52 pm CST