Fresh Darwin-bait: Man to strap himself to rocket for a little canyon hopping

Fresh Darwin-bait: Man to strap himself to rocket for a little canyon hopping
Not the rocket Mr. Hughes will be using. It's just the one we happen to have (of a North Korean rocket on the launch pad). (Image: File video, KCTV via CNN)

[Ed. – Hats back on, gentlemen.  An idiot.]

A California daredevil plans to travel to Texas to cross the country’s second-largest canyon in a rocket – and he’s aware he might leave the state in a casket.

‘It’s crazy! I’m gonna strap myself to a rocket and launch myself like Wile E. Coyote,’ said ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes in a phone interview with Daily Mail Online on Thursday.

His crossing of the Palo Duro Canyon is scheduled for April 2.

Hughes, 60, has already tried the feat once, in a desert ‘in the middle of nowhere.’ …

Hughes, an Apple Valley resident who calls rocket flight ‘the holy grail of daredevil stunts’ said flying in the air gives a feeling of eerie tranquility.

‘It’s the strangest thing in the world – the only thing you hear is the air hitting the tip of the rocket,’ he said.

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