Trust Dutchies to be controversial about corporations. Oliver Daemen, the Dutch 18-year-old that went into space with Jeff Bezos, admitted to the Amazon CEO that he has never purchased anything from the billion-dollar company.
I bet that was an awkward ten minutes — which was the total duration of the flight. Daemen nonchalantly said to Reuters that “I told Jeff, like, I’ve actually never bought something from Amazon. And he was like, ‘oh, wow, it’s a long time ago I heard someone say that’.” Talk about Dutch directness! 😅
Youngest person in space
The 18-year-old physics student found out he would be the fourth passenger on the Blue Origin flight a week before take-off. With Daemen on board, the launch had both the youngest and the oldest person to ever go into space. The latter was 82-year old American, Wally Funk.
Daemon and his father had entered an auction for the place on the spacecraft. He found out he would be the fourth and final passenger after the top bidder dropped out last minute. The highest bid was $28 million, which is nowhere near what the Dutch teen paid.
What do you think about the Dutch teen’s honesty with Bezos? Rude, funny, heroic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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