Sunday, November 14, 2010

Charles "Eye Steak" O'Shaughnessy

Charles O'Shaughnessy was a great innovator of safety, shown here demonstrating that his double-leather gloves, while protecting one's hands, were also dextrous enough to handle a delicate flower. Unfortunately, and some say ironically, during a race he downshifted into a hard turn, and the sudden deceleration caused his right padded glove to bump his eject button, thereby launching him into the turbine engine of a trailing Rocket Racer. He died. And his gloves were shredded.

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