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Flat Earther to launch rocket to prove theory

In the "Truth is stranger than BS" category of Darwin Awards we have our latest candidate...

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Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.
Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the Associated Press, his journey into the atmosflat will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program.
Hughes’s ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...cid=spartandhp

At least he's honest with his nickname... "Mad Mike..."
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In the "Truth is stranger than BS" category of Darwin Awards we have our latest candidate...






https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...cid=spartandhp

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1,800 feet isn't high enough to see the curvature of the Earth. I'm sure that, if this genius survives, he'll take pics and say "See, no curvature, told ya it was flat."
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If he comes back with a shot of the turtle then he might have some credibility - even one of the elephants would do!

But why doesn't he use a balloon? Or for that matter go to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and take the lift to the observation deck
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If he comes back with a shot of the turtle then he might have some credibility - even one of the elephants would do!

But why doesn't he use a balloon?
How about Atlas...?

Of course, they might be scraping up the bigger pieces of this guy off several square miles of desert too...
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Will his launched be televised, or at least streamed? I'll definitely tune into that action.
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Of course the world is flat...other wise when aircraft fly to Australia they would have to do a complete "wing over" so as to land on there undercarriage.

Gravity also helps to keep us on the ground other wise people in Australia would fall up not down...
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In the "Truth is stranger than BS" category of Darwin Awards we have our latest candidate...






https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...cid=spartandhp

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I hope he's riding in it.
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I hope he's riding in it.
That is his plan...!

Note the cockpit on the rocket...

I eagerly await his results and whether he earned a Darwin Award or not...
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That is his plan...!

Note the cockpit on the rocket...
Also known as the winged coffin . . . .
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Also known as the winged coffin . . . .
I was thinking more like lawn dart landing on a mine...
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Even a flat earther would know 1800 feet isn't high enough to tell whether the earth is flat or not. Sounds like this guy is just trying to scam people into giving him money.
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That is his plan...!

Note the cockpit on the rocket...

I
Which doesn't appear big enough for an adult to fit into.
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