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Flat-Earther survives after propelling himself into the sky on a homemade rocket
Talk about the limits to which one can go in order to prove himself correct to the world and then talk about the dementia associated with proving an already well-established fact as incorrect just to prove that your assumption for that fact is correct. Doesn't make any sense, does it? Here's the elaboration.

A guy named Mike Hughes is a "Flat Earth" conspiracy theorist who firmly believes that our mother Earth is flat in shape, so much so that in order to prove that his belief is correct, he built himself a homemade rocket that propelled him into the atmosphere only to realise that the rocket he had designed had let him down for the third time. He came crashing down from an altitude of about 600 meters and luckily for him he survived the crash. He had to pull out two parachutes in order to be able to land safely but the nose cone of his rocket sheared off during the crash landing as he posted on his Facebook page.

He believes that the Earth is flat and that his actual plan is to launch himself upward to the height of 1800 feet with the goal of making it high enough to prove the Earth's flatness, as if the photos taken by NASA from a much higher altitude of the exact shape of Earth aren't convincing enough for "Mad" Mike.

This launch was the aftereffect of two already failed launches, one was cancelled by the Bureau of Land Management on the ground that the rocket can not be propelled from public lands and in the second attempt of Mike's expedition, the rocket never left the pad (on a private land).

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