August 30, 2004

60MPH in a what? Giuseppe Cannella had a big surprise for his mother-in-law when he put a jet engine on the back of her wheelchair...
  • That sounds cool, though I kind of expected to see a picture of an older woman zooming around in a chair. "She actually thought I was doing it for her." The article says that she got another chair and that he puts on shows with the modified one to raise funds for Parkinsons.
  • That article reminds me of that (apocryphal?) story about the guy who attached a jet engine to his car and ended up being smashed to bits fifty feet up the side of a mountain when he flipped the switch. What's this clown going to do next, add a ricin delivery system to her umbrella?
  • Sadly, that jet-propelled car story is apocryphal.
  • Thanks, Wolof. I was too lazy to look it up. I hate the snopes site with the rage of a thousand burning suns.