Man to launch himself in homemade rocket to prove earth is flat

(Vortexo VonBrenner) #1

(Nikea Tiber) #2

This will only prove the stupidity of the pilot.

(Sindara T'Soni) #3

Darwin Award inc.

(Nikea Tiber) #4

That was my exact thought.

“I don’t believe in science, but Imma build a rocket anyways… How hard can it be?”

“Nah. I don’t need to make any of those preparations.”

(Rana Ash) #5

Will this be aired live or put on you tube for the sake of hilarity?

(Piugattuk) #6

Oh please let this be true, and hope this guy hasn’t bred.

(Nikea Tiber) #7

God I hope so.

(Piugattuk) #8

I don’t know the year of this picture because the way these type of guys dress could be long ago or today, funny how that is but what I’m on about is how people still use (insert item here), to hand write down thought intensive stuff, guess it’s because at a glance we are able to see the path we would be on/off as thoughts are going.

(Val Kaleth) #9

Also my thought.

Wondering why they are doing research if they do not believe in science?
“I do not believe in science, but lets do some science” :roll_eyes:

(Pepsicor) #10

There are a lot of problems to overcome with a steam powered vertical launch. I hope he has thought this out thoroughly.

(Val Kaleth) #11

I doubt it, that would require science :rofl:

(Keno Skir) #12

Amazing. Best of luck to him.

(Mu'ad Diib) #13

The best (read: amazing) about this story is the fact that the muppet flat-earther is aiming for 1,800ft in what amounts to a homemade firework. Utter lunacy! Not only is this not going to allow him to see very much at all to validate his theory, but he might die in the attempt.*

Aside from just getting on a commercial jet flight (between 30,000ft and 40,000ft of altitude) if height is what he’s seeking (to validate the fact that the Earth is flat, which of course it’s bloody well not you bloody muppet!) then he could just walk up a bloody big hill!

Mount Whitney in California (14,505ft) or Mount Temple in Canada (11,624ft) are reasonably accessible. If he wanted to push the boat out a little money wise, travelling to Ojos del Salado in Chile will allow him to walk up, what is essentially a dry mountain, that has a 22,608ft high summit. (

*There again, this might not be such a bad idea if it removes his very stupid genes from the available DNA pool.

After I wrote the text above, I had a thought. Given that the Burj Khalifa observation deck is 1,823 ft off the ground and so he could just get in a lift (although he would have to probably travel there by commercial jet airliner at a considerably higher altitude) a bit safer than the joke of a rocket that he’s intending to climb into though, either way.

(Keno Skir) #14

This launch isn’t supposed to discover anything about the earth I don’t think, rather act as a proof of concept for a higher altitude launch. I for one fully support him. I saw a skydiver who’s parachute didn’t deploy once and that was pretty entertaining :parrotmustache:

(Vortexo VonBrenner) #15

As is said in the U.S. military (and I’m sure anywhere else that has parachute troops): “If your main 'chute doesn’t open - don’t worry! -you have the rest of your life to deploy your reserve parachute.” :slight_smile:

(Rosov Aulmais) #16

Another Wan Hu, I may say.
Do you know that even though the Chinese believed it to some degree, Wan Hu is actually invented by western scholars in unsourced texts?

(Rosov Aulmais) #17

If there is any meaning in flat earth movement I think this quora answer gives a good clue:

There have been a lot of round/flat Earth questions on Quora over the past several months. One original poster called people who don’t believe the flat earth idea “Ball Earthers.”
According to Wikipedia, there are hundreds of members of the International Flat Earth Society; however, I would bet that the vast majority of them joined ironically.
Back in the 1970s, my mother used to insist that moon landing was faked. She would voice this opinion at dinner parties, at garage sales, at the supermarket, anywhere.
She stopped doing this once that she found out that there were conspiracy theorists who were talking about the same thing.
My mother had been using the fake landing subject as a conversation starter. She was trying to be interesting. She was trying to engage and amuse people with an avant garde subject. When she saw people making the same claim, but in earnest, she wanted to distance herself.
The flat earth people are like my mother, but less fun.

Oh, I really missed dihydrogen monoxide.

(Val Kaleth) #18

Haha, is that reference to the petition people were signing to ban water because they didn’t know what dihydrogen monoxide is? :rofl:

(Mu'ad Diib) #19

Given the fact that some have mentioned chemicals I feel duty bound to chuck into the conversation the rhyme that was taught to me by my Dad and to him by his father before him…

“My pretty little brother’s face I will see no more,
For what he thought was H2O was H2SO4.”

(Sabriz Adoudel) #20

Yep. No sources, but I have heard that someone apparently got a US senator to sign the petition.

After all, DHMO inhalation is the second leading killer of children under 5 (statistics from Australia, but I assume the US is similar with road trauma the #1 killer, drowning #2, and some health issue - cannot remember if it is SIDS or cancer - at #3).