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Mad mike hughes.rip #5357693 02/22/20 11:15 PM
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This guy was popular in my area. He believed that the earth was flat. He built a rocket to take him up high enough to see if the earth was curved.( why he did not buy a plane ticket is beyond me).

Anyway he shot him self off in his home made rocket and the parachute that was supposed to bring him back down fell off on take off.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hughes_(daredevil)

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Re: Mad mike hughes.rip [Re: Chris142] #5357716 02/22/20 11:49 PM
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The video is a bit disturbing. I'm sure it's out there if you are so morbid.


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Re: Mad mike hughes.rip [Re: Chris142] #5357719 02/22/20 11:55 PM
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Yep sad. Chute came out on launch.


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Re: Mad mike hughes.rip [Re: Chris142] #5357733 02/23/20 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
why he did not buy a plane ticket is beyond me).

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Hughes_(daredevil)


I'm guessing it's because a lot of these flat earthers think the govt makes aircraft manufacturers put special glass in planes that makes the Earth look like it curves when it really doesn't.
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Re: Mad mike hughes.rip [Re: Chris142] #5357737 02/23/20 12:16 AM
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Learned the Earth is round the hard way. eek

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Originally Posted by ZeeOSix
Learned the Earth is round the hard way. eek


The video isn't any worse than the cell phone videos of other fatalities that make the evening news. He had about 10 seconds between apogee and contact. He learned the Earth is hard the hard way. RIP



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Re: Mad mike hughes.rip [Re: Chris142] #5357748 02/23/20 01:02 AM
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Died doing what he wanted to do. No one held a gun to his head and put him in that 'rocket'.


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Originally Posted by ctechbob
Died doing what he wanted to do. No one held a gun to his head and put him in that 'rocket'.


It's still a bad way to die. Lots of people die in bad ways that don't involve anyone putting a gun to their head. I'm not sure why that's considered a good thing when someone dies doing what they wanted to do. It's normally considered better not to die.

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Originally Posted by SevenBizzos
The video is a bit disturbing. I'm sure it's out there if you are so morbid.


Now you made me look. Nothing disturbing or morbid in what I saw. They say he ejected from the rocket before it hit the ground so you don't see him in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twpm4RXQOEs

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Watched the video. Is this real? If so, chalk up one for Darwin. However, we might have a lock coming. Thanks for the post. Makes your own problems melt away. laugh

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Just like EVIL at Snake River..... Premature Chute.

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Never heard of the guy but he is famous now. The YT video is stupid. Childish sound effects to spice up what is someone’s death.


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Man, some misdirected brainwork right there. Capable of building a rocket yet the strangest of beliefs

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Originally Posted by PimTac
N The YT video is stupid. Childish sound effects to spice up what is someone’s death.


Again, he was not IN the rocket when it hit the ground.

Re: Mad mike hughes.rip [Re: Chris142] #5357889 02/23/20 09:13 AM
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If the effort was intended to prove round or flat, why did it need to be manned?
And why home made?

I'm sure it's already been said but the necessary data is easily gathered via commercial/military winged flight or an unmanned rocket. But if this guy was sensible he wouldn't be engaging in this type of boondoggle in the first place.
This guy was doing things he didn't need to do in order to 'prove' the already proven and verifiable.
It smacks of publicity.

I feel for his friends and family but boy oh boy this is an example of Darwin at work...


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