Friday Morning Movie: Hezarfen

Hezarfen Ahmet Celebi lived in Istanbul during the 17th century Ottoman Empire and he is famous for being batshit crazy the first person to successfully strap on a pair of artificial wings and go for a fly.  In 1638, Hezarfen took off from a 183-foot tall tower and landed successfully quite a distance away. He was awarded a thousand gold pieces for his accomplishment and then later exiled to Algeria for his religious beliefs.


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