From China, these Foot Trolleys of Death are controlled via a handheld throttle and can burn up to max speed in just a few seconds. Instead of a brakes, there is a shut-off button (probably bright red with “SHIIIIIIIIT” inscribed on it in a nice Gothic script) which acts like an emergency stop – meaning that when the skates come to a brisk halt, you probably won’t.
A ten-pound engine encased in a seven-inch box on the heel of the right boot sits above a plastic fuel tank – that will make for some interesting ankle burns in a worst-case scenario – which holds one liter of two-stroke petrol.
With its exhaust vent and starter cable, safety officers have likened the Fireball Suicide Shoes to a lawnmower. I can think of two uses for it: birthday presents for Paris, Lindsay and Avril Lavigne, and as a modding experiment – cutting the grass (and burning stubble if you live on a farm) will be so much more fun. [Daily Mail]