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A Bunch Of People Got Hurt On Christmas Riding Their New Hoverboards

'Tis the season for broken bones.

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Hoverboards were the hottest gift under the Christmas tree this year, and many people spent Friday learning how to use their new toys — with painful results.

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It was, shall we say, a steep learning curve.

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The hard surface of the street was maybe not the best place to give it a try.

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Some people gave up straightaway.

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While others who thought they were getting the hang of it quickly discovered they weren't.

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And knees were seriously, seriously grazed. (LOOK AWAY FROM THIS ONE IF THAT KIND OF STUFF GROSSES YOU OUT).

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Mostly, though, people couldn't seem to control the damn things.

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Which meant we were all blessed with great Christmas videos like these.

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David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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