US court rules: Just because you can extract teeth while riding a hoverboard doesn't mean you should

www.theregister.co.uk | 1/21/2020 | Staff
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Since Marty McFly swooped into pop culture on a hoverboard in 1985, the wheelless wonders have cemented their position as a litmus test for living in "The Future™" alongside other sci-fi paraphernalia like lightsabers, jetpacks and flying cars.

And now they're here! Well, sort of. Back To The Future apologists will point out: "It isn't a hoverboard, it's a motorised skateboard with the wheels on the wrong way."

Segway - Kiddiwonks - Segways - Flag - Douchebaggery

Think a handlebar-free Segway for the kiddiwonks, and seeing that Segways are widely accepted as a red flag for douchebaggery, the faux-hoverboards have yet to take the city commute by storm.

Indeed, just because you can doesn't mean you should – a pearl of wisdom utterly lost on an Anchorage dentist who was filmed performing a tooth extraction while whizzing about on one of the toys.

Lawsuit - PDF - State - Alaska - States

A lawsuit (PDF) filed by the state of Alaska in 2017 states: "Seth Lookhart performed a dental extraction procedure on a sedated patient while riding a hoverboard and filmed the procedure and distributed the film to persons outside his dental practice," thereby flouting "minimum professional standards of dentistry."

An incredibly stupid stunt, sure, but that's not all. According to a release from the Department of Law on Friday, Lookhart was convicted of 46 felony and misdemeanor counts after a five-week trial in Anchorage Superior Court.

Charges - Assistance - Fraud

The charges were padded out with gratuitous medical assistance fraud...
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