Infamous flat-earther Mike Hughes has finally managed to get his homemade rocket off the ground. Of course, who could have predicted that launching yourself into the air would result in a horrific crash, and a trip to the hospital?
Anyone, really. If you can’t see the curvature of the Earth from a plane, as many flat-earthers proclaim, how are you going to prove the Earth is flat from a substantially lower elevation? Common sense isn’t a flower that grows in everyone’s garden, however.
According to The Independent, “Mad” Mike, built the steam-powered rocket using scrap metal and ended up spending around $20,000 (£15,000) on the beast. Truly living up to his name, “Mad” Mike went for it and launched himself into the air, as an online video proves. However, it’s only true to say that his flight into orbit was pretty damn short, to say the least. His “flight” lasted around 4 seconds in total before he
landed crashed hard in the Mojave Desert.
In all honesty, a plane could have taken him quite a bit higher.
After paramedics checked him over, Mad Mike said, “I’m tired of people saying I chickened out and didn’t build a rocket. I’m tired of that stuff; I manned up and did it.” After his hard landing, 61-year-old Hughes, who works as a limousine driver, claimed he only had a bad back.
Upon impact, the nose of the homemade rocket, which Hughes had been creating from hand over the past few months, shattered as intended although Hughes admitted the landing was a close call. “This thing wants to kill you 10 different ways. Am I glad I did it? Yeah, I guess. I’ll feel it in the morning. I won’t be able to get out of bed. At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight.” Hughes said.
It is estimated that Mike reached a speed of 350 mph and a height of 1,875 feet before parachutes, reportedly supplied by NASA, were deployed allowing the rocket to land, relatively safely.
A year ago, Hughes said, “I don’t believe in science. I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust, but that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”
So, did Hughes prove that the Earth is flat? No. But he is a true eccentric.
There are some stupid folks who have low IQ’s. and some really high IQ folks who are ate up with the Dumbass. This moron is the latter type.
Just proves you can’t fix stupid. 🙂
DK, correct. Libturds can never be fixed.
Old Guy, you ain’t kidding about that one. I’ll call this one MORON Mike.
Darwin Award candidate if there ever was one.
Oh my God…. Who the hell cares?
What a true Buffoon…next.
Ya cant fix Stupid, why even try?
What a waste of time. The Earth has already been proven to be flat. You didn’t get the memo? Where do you think the idea od pancakes came from? Are you getting dizzy from all the spinning yet?
first of all from thirty thousand feet it has curvature, i am sure you are not a naval piolet; secondly, it is neither flat nor circular, think of it like a bean based on geography and perspective, c’mon people THINK and WAKE the **** UP PLEASE!
first of all, from thirty thousand feet it has curvature, i am sure you are not a naval piolet; secondly, it is neither flat nor circular, think of it like a bean based on geography and perspective, c’mon people THINK and WAKE the **** UP PLEASE!
No it is square and in a cube form. What an IDIOT you are!
No. You’re thinking of the Bizarro world in the Superman comics.
thats gotta be one of the dumbest things ive ever heard.
There’s no helping some people. Born dumb, die dumb.
I think that people use specious excuses, to get federal subsidies, prescription drugs, and aviation clearance.
I bet you can get a crisis house (mansion) for Wakandan refugees.
In my book, there’s nothing wrong with a man doing like he sees fit and launching himself into the air if he wants to. He didn’t harm anyone doing it, and he fulfilled his dream of doing it. I like seeing this kind of thing because it shows at least SOME Americans have a little gumption and the courage of their convictions. Time for that younger generation to show a little get-up-and-go.
The rocket worked . More power to him. A new Edison perhaps?
If the earth was flat , cats would have already knocked everything off of it
seriously though , at just over 1800 feet what did he expect to see that many of us all haven’t already?
Plus a cheaper way to get much higher , like 38,000 feet would be a plane ticket and a window seat..much safer too , unless its SWairlines where you can get yer ass beat for free ..lol fly the friendly skies ..Um ill pass
why didnt all the other planets decide to become flat ?
BTW, there is no gravity..the earth sucks
The dude’s got balls…or discs…or whatever!
What would be especially trollish about this troll, is getting concessions from the scientific mainstream.
Trolling (if you’re into that) does not just waste time and emotional energies, idly. It’s not just crazy-making or heart-breaking.
Next-to-god-level of trolling controls people and gets prizes.
Didn’t you all know that the earth is a Square and in a cube form. The Borg on Star Trek told me and was on youtube! Hhhahahahahaha that is how deranged these flat liners are they are not even alive but zombies!
I give this guy some kudos.
During his building, testing and ultimately his flight and crash, an awful lot of people sat on their a$$es and were looking to see if Gilligan finally would get off the island.
At least this guy is a doer.
I agree. Whatever his motivation, he designed and built it then freaking climbed aboard and launched. Because of his reasons he is derided of well deserved kudo’s by lemmings who mostly couldn’t change a freaking tire. SHTF and this is the kind of guy I could deal with.
The Earth is a ball because why would they lie? If the Earth were flat how could you hide that reality. You can’t. In this day and age considering how smart everybody is we still don’t know the shape of the Earth. In the recent solar eclipse the 70 mile path of totality across America proves the moon is only 70 miles wide.
Earth is flat and that’s that
Wonder if he also believes that the earth is at the center of the universe and every other planet, the stars and the sun all rotate around earth? If he lives, think he’ll try it again?
Silly fool. Everyone knows the danged earth aint flat or round! It’s a freaking triangle or maybe parallelogram or some such geometry based shat. Or maybe just a mind control twinkle in yer pet doggys eye. Got a headache! Damn, lifes gettin’ more weird.
More nutjobs than babyboomers collecting SS!
He proved his point by landing flat on his face and ending up flat on his back in a hospital bed. Flat is as flat is.
I was hoping the IDIOT would have killed himself like his idea of flat earth needs to be revealed as a HOAX as it was hundreds of years ago and some CULT made it up to go against the church and others. Personally I have seen the earth and it is a GLOBE and round all planets are these POS’s need to STFU!
I don’t know why he did that, everybody already knows the Earth is Flat, and not spinning. GLOBE EARTH IS A RELIGION!!
Good grief launching a rocket was a science project when I was in the 8th grade. this guy spent twenty thousand on a big failure and risked his life do so. He don’t deserve any KUDOs for being a Moron. Now if he had actually invented something new and innovative that was of benefit maby he should be phraised. Ill nor praise failure and a waste of money.
Latest “Darwin Award Winner” trophy goes to… Mike Hughes!
Psst! The Earth is hollow, not flat.
but at least he gets to see his cats.
Yo mama’s so fat, she sat down and flattened the Earth.