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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

Via Josué Cardona
robyns tut's insight:

As a Mario Kart fan myself, I find this amazing. Very cool story. 

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Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:51 PM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 8:56 AM

we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce

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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

Via Josué Cardona
robyns tut's insight:

we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce

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Laura Wiesner's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:01 PM

This article is talking about a boy saving his great-grandmother by grabbing the wheel of her car and steering it to safety when she passed out. the surprising thing is that from playing Mario Kart, he was able to do this . I have to say doing that was really showing grrat character, and would be a good example to othe kids. Not just for saying that it is important to save someone everyday, but to be able to have the courage to take the wheel and the audacity to steer it to saftey. He also kept a cool head and helped his little brother through it. 

Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:51 PM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

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Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience

Boy, 10, saves family in speeding car, credits hours of Mario Kart experience | science, technology, south africa, rhodes university, grahamstown, rhodes university journalism, gadgets, environment, | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old Colorado boy who likes to play Mario Kart and drive go-Karts grabbed the wheel of his great-grandmother's speeding car when she passed out and guided it safely off the highway.

Via Josué Cardona
robyns tut's insight:

This just goes to show you that children playing video games is not that bad, there are some positives to it. Teaches you good hand and eye coordination and even helpful in situations like this article. - Sara

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Nolan foote's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:51 PM

Wow how can a 10 year old boy do this. All the games he had played growing up Mario Kart it really helped save his brother and his grandma great  that's what they called her. The 10-year old colorado boy drove the car into the muddy ditch where soon the car came to a stop. He told his younger brother to keep playing his game and told him your doing great keep it up. Even though there was a car far ahead of them on a highway he new what do to and he did it right. Grandma great had passed out and the boy tried to get her up but he new he had to take the wheel.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:01 PM

This article surprised me a lot! I always have thought that some video games were a waste of time but to me Mario Kart came very handy in this situation. The ten year old boy knew exactly what to do and from what I know is that Mario Kart doesn't include a lot of things in a real-life car! For example, the gas pedal, brake pedal, the consequencnes of hitting someone, and moving in and out of a lane, which lane you should be in, which lane you shouldn't not be in. And he didn't have the control of the brake so how could he have possibly got off the highway when there was probably a high chance of a stoplight after you got off the highway? I think that he might have have jumped into his grandma's lap but still how could he have reaches the pedals. It might have been that he pulled over into the grass off the road. Now that I know about this current event, I'm going to play more Mario Kart just in case!! 

robyns tut's curator insight, November 25, 2013 8:56 AM

we are usually inclinde to beleve that the lessons learnt from games are thosed of violence, but this proves that i depends on the game and the player  and not all games are "bad"- Justine Pearce