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If you planned on using a hoverboard to navigate Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks next weekend, too bad.
According to The Courier-Journal, the racetrack has banned the scooters because, you know, they can spontaneously burst into flames. That would be bad.
Churchill Downs phrased it a little more gently, saying hoverboards “have generated safety concerns.” To be clear, the “safety concerns” are that hoverboards explode.
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Hoverboards are already banned in plenty of places, like the New York subway system and the Cavaliers’ home arena. Again, because they blow up.
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