BBC: 'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket
A US daredevil pilot has been killed during an attempted launch of a homemade rocket in the Californian desert.
"Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, crash-landed his steam-powered rocket shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday.
Hughes was well-known for his belief that the Earth was flat. He hoped to prove his theory by going to space.
A flat-earther in a homemade, steam-powered rocket. The quotes around the word Mad are clearly surplus to requirements.
Clearly a Darwin Awards hot favourite.
Times: Greece demands Elgin Marbles for EU trade deal
I don’t see what all the fuss is about… The UK voted for Brexit: it’s already lost its marbles.
Joan Smith, writing in the February 2020 edition of the Literary Review:
It’s a surprise to discover that [Marie] Stopes was an enthusiastic playwright and even had a play, bizarrely entitled Our Ostriches, performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1923. […] Another Stopes script drew a sharp rejoinder from George Bernard Shaw: ‘Short of rewriting this play, I can do no more with it than cut 20 pages just to shew you how you should cut the rest,’ he told her.