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The members of the Flat Earth Society, as you can probably gather from their name, assert the concept of a spherical Earth is ludicrous.
Globularists who think the Earth is an oblate spheroid (popular Flat Earth Society terminology for folks backing the round-Earth argument) are simply wrong, having been duped by elaborate cover-ups and conspiracies hidden within complex terminology and falsified concepts by governmental agencies like NASA. The average person just doesn’t understand what they’re being told, so they go along with it.
American rapper (and Flat Earth Society member) B.o.B. has been in the news recently with his crowdfunding efforts to send satellites into space to prove Earth’s flatness.
In the campaign’s initial two months, he’s raised $6,800 of a $1 million goal, with some donations having comments attached to them explaining the money is being given so flat-earthers might finally understand they’re wrong.
Going one step further is 61-year-old retired limo driver “Mad” Mike Hughes, who managed to launch himself skyward in a garage-built, $20,000 rocket on March 24, 2018, to back his belief that the words ‘earth’ and ’round’ do not belong in the same sentence. Speaking with the Associated Press, Hughes had this to say about his mission:
“Do I believe the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee? I believe it is.
Do I know for sure? No. That’s why I want to go up in space.”
Using a converted mobile home as a launch platform (really, do we need to specify that it was converted?) Hughes managed to hit a top speed of 563 kilometers an hour (350 miles per hour) and reach a height of 571 meters (1,875 feet). Did Hughes collect enough data during his minutes-long ride to the sky to be able to play the “I told you so!” card afterward?
It looks as though all that was proven was that Earth is hard, and plummeting into the Mojave desert strapped inside a cobbled-together rocket with a couple of parachutes to buffer your fall still means you’re going to have a few bruises.
“Am I glad I did it? Yeah. I guess. I’ll feel it in the morning. I won’t be able to get out of bed. At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight.”