Thought I'd take a quick look to see how Mike Hughes was faring in his bid last Saturday to prove the earth was flat.
Unfortunately there has been a slight snag. Mike's effort never got off the ground. Literally.
Turns out he was unable to secure permission from a federal agency to conduct his experiment on public land.
This from The Washington Post writers YB Wang and Avi Selk:
26 NOV 2017
A California man who planned to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 metres) high Saturday in a homemade scrap-metal rocket - in an effort to prove that Earth is flat - said he is postponing the experiment after he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to conduct it on public land.
Instead, Mike Hughes said the launch will take place sometime next week on private property, albeit still in Amboy, Calif., an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert along historic Route 66.
"It's still happening. We're just moving it three miles down the road," Hughes told The Washington Post on Friday. "This is what happens anytime you have to deal with any kind of government agency."
Bloody jobsworths. It's Health and Safety gone mad, I tell you...!
To be continued...