DIY Cruise Missile

One for the z-files surely. Taking the No.8 wire mentality a little too literally, NZ internet developer Bruce Simpson, 49, has attracted headlines across the planet for his plans to build a DIY jet-propelled missle in his backyard somewhere north of Auckland. On his website he claims he hopes to make governments aware how easy it would be for terrorists to build a low-cost missile (built through components bought via the internet), not to provide the instructions. Po-faced NZ Police: “It’s not something we recommend people try at home.”

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