Monday, September 27th, 2010

9 Things Jimi Heselden Did In His Life That He Is Less Likely To Be Remembered For Than Driving A Segway Off A Cliff

Jimi Heselden9. Grew up working class in Halton Moor, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

8. Left school at 15 to work as a miner in Leeds

7. Realized his dream of becoming an engineer

6. Invented a foldable protection container for military and flood-control purposes

5. Started a company, Hesco Bastion, to manufacture the containers, making his fortune and employing 350 residents of Leeds

4. Donated millions of pounds to charity, including a foundation he set up, the Leeds Community Foundation, to which he had given over 28 million pounds at the time of his death

3. Had a wife, five children and eight grandchildren

2. "Never forgot where he had come from and dedicated his time, energy and wealth into helping those less fortunate than himself"

1. Was "simply a fantastic man"

Lindsay Robertson thinks you should look at the entire scope of a life and not just the way in which it ends.

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djfreshie (#875)

Who we talkin about? Dude who rode his Segway off a cliff?

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Lindsay is killin' it today

saythatscool (#101)

Speaking of killing it, the Segway company motto is "Simply Moving".

Unfortunately, when they found the owner… He wasn't.

zidaane (#373)

Probably really confused the gyroscope.

Jim Demintia (#1,815)

But this list took me more than five seconds to read.

saythatscool (#101)

He died?1?1

This is wheelie sad news.

saythatscool (#101)

But I guess that's how he rolled.

saythatscool (#101)

But looking back on how he probably died, I think it's safe to attribute it to the fact that he was two tired.

saythatscool (#101)

Worst part? It was probably a slow death.

Yeah, I'll save you a seat in hell.

Tuna Surprise (#573)

At first, the Segway seemed to be an idea that was sure to catch on but then it just went off a cliff.

saythatscool (#101)

Apparently when negotiating a cliff, there's a right way and a Segway.

zidaane (#373)

Was a double for max headroom in his twenties.

deepomega (#1,720)

Needs more slideshow.

He leaned neither too far to the left not too far to the right. He was rather, a forward leaning man…

Dylan Stableford (#7,646)

10. Heselden, known to friends as "Jimi Knoxville," was said to be "very excited" for the upcoming release of "Jackass 3D."

Smitros (#5,315)

I find out about so many people with whom I'd like to have a pint only after they are no longer available.

HiredGoons (#603)

What is this leading to?

petejayhawk (#1,249)

The edge of a cliff?

kneetoe (#1,881)

The value of my Segway renting franchise at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge just went through the roof!

In other news, Ridley Scott signed to direct the sequel to Paul Blart Mall Cop. "The new film has a real Thelma-and-Louise vibe to it…."

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