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10 year old boy saves family members with Mario Kart skills
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August 01, 2013, 23:56:43
 
No this is not the Onion, it's real life yo!


So, the quick version for those who don't feel like watching the video below is as follows. A 74 year old woman was driving her 10 and 4 year old grandchildren somewhere when she passed out at the wheel while traveling at 60 mph. The 10 year old quickly grabbed the wheel and steered the car to safety. When asked how he pulled this off, he cites Mario Kart. Awesome! Check it out!


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Posted: 08/01/13, 23:56:43  - Edited by 
 on: 08/01/13, 23:59:16    
 
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I DEFINITELY think that videogames help out with a lot of things, ESPECIALLY driving. I've talked to Heli before about "reflexes and driving," and I know that she has experienced this, too. Quick little swerves to avoid stuff seem almost involuntary, but with twitch gaming and all that..you know how it goes.


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 23:59:22
The topic says Mario Kart skill but he saved the day by driving them in to a ditch.

50cc nub.


Posted by 
 on: 08/01/13, 23:59:57
@Stephen Hey he knew how to work a wheel and get out of the way of traffic. Give him some props!


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 00:00:53
Well at least they weren't driving on Rainbow Road, they would've fallen into the emptiness of space and would've never been heard from again.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 00:05:57
@Zero

Oh yeah definitely. But he still used his Mario Kart skill to put them in a ditch. That's like ShadowLink using his Halo skill to ensure no one gets shot.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 00:07:51
The screenshot says he saved the day by approving the release of 104 Palestinian prisoners, nothing about Mario Kart. *shrug*

Okay, okay, I'll watch it.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 00:27:25
Good thing he didn't run in to a banana.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 00:54:57
Brook said:
Good thing he didn't run in to a banana.

HA! Good work, Brook, haha.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 00:56:16
@Stephen

What can I say. I'm a pacifist at heart?


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 01:16:13
Sounds like we need this kid to be in our NW MKWii League!


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 16:58:58
Pretty cool. I also think games help with reflexes and driving. After playing F-Zero GX, reacting to a minor hiccup in traffic is a cinch, and, as I've said multiple times, driving in heavy snow is EXACTLY LIKE SEGA RALLY.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 18:28:26
@Stephen

I believe he used his Mario Kart skill. He lagged behind for years, being entirely useless in the car, and then on the final lap he came out in first place.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 18:30:06
I guess he used the Wii Wheel. I want to race him online.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 19:04:20
@Xbob42
Lakitu always pulls you out, you dumb ass. Get your fuckin' facts straight before you post some dumb shit.

Some people...


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 21:52:57  - Edited by 
 on: 08/02/13, 21:54:17
Geez, I wonder what the grandma's health condition is? I mean, she just passed out at the wheel...that's not normal. Is she a narcoleptic, I wonder? Good work from the kid though - thankfully he was in the passenger seat, not in the back or something.

@missypissy

Nice.


Posted by 
 on: 08/02/13, 23:52:22
Who says nobody can learn anything from videogames?


Posted by 
 on: 08/03/13, 00:31:44
Stephen said:
The topic says Mario Kart skill but he saved the day by driving them in to a ditch.

50cc nub.
Ever tried to drive a car from the passenger side with a passed-out body in the way? How was he even supposed to reach the pedals? Under the circumstances the kid did pretty good IMO.


Posted by 
 on: 08/03/13, 02:15:52
Mop it up said:
Who says nobody can learn anything from videogames?
Idiots.


Posted by 
 on: 08/03/13, 05:01:44
carlosrox said:
@Xbob42
Lakitu always pulls you out, you dumb ass. Get your fuckin' facts straight before you post some dumb shit.

Some people...

Haha, that actually made me think a "hardcore," difficulty would be fun for Mario Kart -- if you fall, you're out of the race for good! Start over!


Posted by 
 on: 08/03/13, 05:40:28
Start over with 10 blue shells!


Posted by 
 on: 08/03/13, 06:34:54
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