30May2017

Flat Earther Confronts NASA With ‘Proof’ The World Is Flat

If you want proof that we’re living in a ‘post-truth’, alternative-facts world, just check out the sheer number of sites and YouTube channels dedicated to proving the Earth is flat.

Then feel your jaw slowly dropping towards the floor as you realise just how many people believe this stuff. This week, a prominent online Flat Earther – Nathan Thompson, founder of the Official Flat Earth and Globe Discussion – finally confronted a NASA employee.

(For the uninitiated, Flat Earthers believe that NASA is a gigantic conspiracy – dedicated to fooling us ‘sheeple’ that the Earth is in fact round). Thompson says on YouTube, ‘I’m here with a real NASA employee. A legit NASA employee.

He immediately busts out ‘proof’ the Earth is flat – an incident where an Italian ESA astronaut’s helmet filled with water on a spacewalk. Thompson says, ‘And I asked him. I said, uh, astronauts have almost died in space. Uh, they get water in their suit and they almost drowned and he said it was because of saliva.

This guy right here, hang on, I’m gonna wait for him to get to the front of the line, and then I’m gonna ask him some more questions. For some Flat Earthers, this is it: definite proof that we’re not on a globe at all, but standing on some kind of pancake thing flying through space. (Whereas in fact, a water filter on the suit had failed, causing the system to back up).

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Picture of the Concept of a Flat Earth

Naturally, when the unnamed NASA employee refuses to continue the conversation, it’s a COVER-UP – and PROOF that NASA IS LYING TO US (bro).

Thompson says, ‘Look, he was all nice. He was all nice. He gave me NASA cartoon frigging emblems. And now he won’t talk to me at all. ‘You’re not the boss of me, bro. Ok, I’ll leave because you asked me to, that’s fine, but NASA’s a fraud, bro. They lie about everything.’

‘Well I just got kicked out of Starbucks for asking a NASA employee questions, cuz he’s LYING. He’s a blatant LIAR. What a JOKE that was! Now we’re outside. Beautiful America. Man that was ridiculous. I GOT NASA FRIGGING STICKERS FROM THE NASA EMPLOYEE, GUYS! And then I start asking him questions and he told me to go outside of Starbucks; I’m frigging shaking.’

Which celebrities believe the Earth is flat?

Many are not religious fundamentalists – or mad – but instead believe that we’re victims of a massive conspiracy, orchestrated by NASA, to fool people into believing the Earth is round. And celebrities believe it, too – and they’re not all as eccentric as former reality star Tila Tequila (remember, the one who was kicked off Celeb Big Brother for posing in front of Auschwitz?).

Last year, rapper B.o.B. – aka Bobby Ray Simmons Jr – revealed that he thought the Earth was actually flat. Simmons said, ‘No matter how high in elevation you are…the horizon is always eye level…sorry cadets…I didn’t wanna believe it either,’ he wibbled.

‘Don’t believe what I say, research what I say. I’m going up against the greatest liars in history … you’ve been tremendously deceived.’ The original Flat Earth Society fizzled out after the Soviets launched Sputnik – a satellite which reappeared at intervals and seemed to prove the Earth was round – but a new, defiant group of Flat Earthers have reappeared on the Flat Earth forums.

The forums are adamant the Earth is flat – but very emphatic about the fact that it IS NOT carried through space on the back of a giant turtle. Source: Metro News

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