Segway investor’s independent nation of Dumpling Island

Dean Kamen is the inventor of the Segway, among other things. When he bought a two-acre island off the coast of Connecticut, he wanted to put up a wind turbine, but the state wouldn’t allow it. So he seceded from the United States, and made North Dumpling Island an independent nation. He signed a non-aggression pact with his friend George Bush, issued his own money, created his own flag, and named the founders of Ben & Jerry’s as his “Ministers of Ice Cream.” The island has a lighthouse, a replica of Stonehenge, and a “navy” consisting of one amphibious vehicle. The official vehicle of the island is (of course) the Segway. /via

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