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A Man Is Launching Himself In A Homemade Rocket In Order To Prove The Earth Is Flat

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A California man plans to launch a homemade rocket in order to prove the Earth is flat.

This weekend, "Mad" Mike Hughes will send himself off in his steam-powered rocket, and will be live streaming the event on the internet. He has spent $20,000 on his scrap metal endeavor, where it will be launched 1,800 feet into the air.

According to The Guardian, the risky flight will be launched behind a converted motor home, which is sponsored by a flat-Earth research group.

"If you’re not scared to death, you’re an idiot," Hughes said. "It’s scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive," Hughes said.

The 61-year-old limousine driver also made a few heads turn after he made an outlandish comment involving the accuracy of science.

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