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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Don't Try This at Home...

A Massachusetts man was killed over the weekend while trying to run his snowmobile across Lake Winnipesaukee... which was not frozen at the time. Apparently the practice of trying to cross open water in a snowmobile is called "skimming" and is illegal in New Hampshire, because a very large percentage of those who try to do it die. Here's something to think about- in New Hampshire just about anything goes. They emblzaon their license plates with "Live Free or Die". If New Hampshire finds something so dangerous and stupid that they make it illegal, maybe that should tell folks something...

2 comments:

Mike said...

Perhaps we could find a way to get New Hampshire to annex Michigan's upper peninsula. They sound like they have similar attitudes. It could work out for New Hampshire too since the "UP's" lakes are frozen over damn near year round.

Colonel Colonel said...

I'm still trying to figure this story out. Maybe it's because most snowmobilers also own jetskis, and the two machines are about the same size and probably run the same engine... maybe there was beer involved.

I mean, I'm sorry, but... what could possibly lead somebody to believe that a snowmobile will float?