For months we've heard that the hottest holiday gift would be "hoverboards," or self-balancing scooters. Do a quick search on (or really, just open up) any social media platform and you'll see that this definitely is the case — around the United States, kids are waking up to find the two-wheeled gifts waiting under their Christmas trees.
Like with drones, the rush to adopt this new technology has put people in some perilous situations — some serious, but many of them just funny. We've rounded up a few of our favorites below, but for more be sure to head to SB Nation, where Claire McNear has been following the uploads all morning.
LMAOOO MY SISTER TRIED TO RIDE THE HOVERBOARD pic.twitter.com/VMPRKokA7a— Courttt (@CourtneeA) December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas ft. Cole falling off the hoverboard :))) pic.twitter.com/g9Km4S4qAu— Sarah (@sjw109) December 25, 2015
Hoverboard: 1 Me: 0 pic.twitter.com/WP8cemAnCU— Isaac Barrera (@isaac_barrera24) December 25, 2015
There's something about these that brings an easy smile to your face, and I don't think it's just the physicality of the falls. It's that hoverboard wipeouts are, today, a family affair. If it's not your mom or your dad biting the dust on one, then they're the ones laughing off-camera at your expense. But the best part? Somehow, Nana has got a total hold on this: