Get ready to hear some stupid, everybody, because apparently Flat Earth Truthers are a thing. And by a thing, I mean a thing that makes me want to go back to bed and never get out. Rapper B.o.B has gone on something of a Twitter tear insisting that the world is not round, tweeting photo after photo of "proof," including his own accounts of being up really high and not being able to see the earth's curve.
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
how do you explain the horizon always being at eye level ? https://t.co/Kzuc4r77CK— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
You can regurgitate force fed information all day... still doesn't change physics.— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
show me a photo that NASA didn't take ... I'll wait— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
What's most frightening is the amount of "evidence" other people have already made that he posts and links to, because apparently he's not alone in this. At one point, even Neil deGrasse Tyson tried totalk some senseinto him, but it was a fool's errand. And honestly, Mr. Tyson, you're better than that. This does prove one thing, at least: The Internet is in fact making us dumber.
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