Hoverboards, mini-segways, self-balancing scooters, idiotmobiles, call them what you will, there's no denying that the two-wheeled electric boards have taken the world by storm.

They have sold in their thousands and while it's not technically legal to use them on the pavements or roads of the UK, that doesn't stop us seeing a 20-something beardy-weirdy glide down the street on a daily basis.

It is, we can safely say, a craze.

Of course, with every craze that involves perambulation of some kind there follows a million and one YouTube videos and social media postings of people hurting themselves or failing catastrophically to complete the half-baked stunt they prepared. That's why we've decided to round some up for the enjoyment of everyone.

Watching others' misguided attempts at controlling new technology is a particular hobby of ours, and we're sure after the following clips, it will be one of yours too. Enjoy.

Very few boxers every managed to put Mike Tyson on his backside during his ring days, but a cute, pink hoverboard manages to do it in seconds. We bet Evander Holyfield loved that one. You may have taken his ear Mike, but at least he kept his dignity.

You know how some dads cannot help themselves and have to play with their son's brand new Christmas present? Well, they shouldn't as this video attests. We happen to know anyway after suffering a bizarre Buckaroo accident one Christmas morning. We've been trying to remove the yellow plastic bucket ever since.

One of our favourites; Vader glides in as if floating on the Force hits the wall and face plants. We will never get tired of watching this one.

At least she didn't fall. Ahem.

We suspect she'll need a new hoverboard. Mind you, that's one way to ensure it doesn't burst into flames.

It's hard to even describe what was going through her mind. We're glad she gave the handstand thing a go though as the end result is do darn funny.

Okay, we admit, this actually looks quite fun.

How not to sell the latest gadget in-store.

...really don't. Just walk away now. If you still can.

Look, we all know how this video is going to end. What makes it worthy of inclusion is that a grown man is so scared of a mere toy. We haven't seen that since we put a Chucky doll in uncle Pocket-lint's bed that time.

These hoverboard things are dangerous at the best of times, but here's a tip for you. Try them out on slightly softer floor coverings than cold, hard concrete.

The more we see these videos the less we ever want to try getting on a hoverboard.

We have two emotions running through this video. First, that's one skilled toddler. Second, what the hell are the parents doing? Filming it? In our day we could eat a boiled sweet without our parents standing by with the Heimlich manoeuvre.

Here beginneth the lesson; if you jump and cock about on your brand new hoverboard this can happen. It seriously can. You have been warned. We'll also warn you that this video of popular YouTuber TmarTn is 12 minutes long, so we suggest you skip forward to around 10 minutes 30 seconds to get to the money shot.

There's falling and then there's this. We've seen nervous flyers kiss the tarmac when they get off the plane before, but this guy had no choice. Just as well nobody was watching, eh? Oh...

This has got to be faked surely, but for the life of us we can't figure out how.

Words fail us. Why would you post this to YouTube?

This, however, is both funny and brilliant. Upside down twerking on... a... hoverboard. There's skill right there.

We shouldn't laugh, but...

Unfortunately, this act of idiocy doesn't seem to end in anyone getting hurt or the hoverboard broken. But it should have. We've included it here as a warning to all the tools out there who fancy doing this at Archway Tube Station. You know who you are.

Okay, so this is an actual, bone fide Segway that a US police officer is trying to get to grips with. Doesn't stop it being funny.