Some people will literally do anything to try and prove a point. “Mad” Mike Hughes, age 61, managed to launch himself into the sky in a self-made rocket. As if that weren’t crazy enough, he told Noize TV he did it to confirm his theory that the Earth is flat, and shaped like a Frisbee. After re aching an estimated speed of 350 miles an hour, he pulled two parachutes and landed in the Mojave Desert, near Amboy, California, only hurting his back.
The former stunt limo driver says he’s received almost $8,000 in funding from Research Flat Earth.