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There's A Conference For People Who Believe The Earth Is Not Round

There's A Conference For People Who Believe The Earth Is Not Round

What's not to love about a gang of people who think that they're smarter than NASA, which is literally made up of some of the smartest guys on earth: the kids who dreamed of being rocket scientists and astronauts but actually grew up to be rocket scientists and astronauts.

Anyway, it turns out that Flat Earthers have managed to extricate themselves from their wank chariots, sorry, bedrooms, and get themselves to an international conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Whether they chose to look out the window on their flights on the way to the event, nobody knows.

One of the brains behind the Flat Earth International Conference is a YouTuber called Mark Sargent, who describes himself as a 'recruiter' for the Flat Earth cause.

"Flat Earth is not something new. I did not invent flat Earth," said the Washington state native, who has written a series of books on the subject, as well as producing documentary films.

"All I did was walk up to a door, point at it [and] say, 'You know what I think it's some really interesting things on the other side of this."

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The event organisers were reticent to say how many people believe in the Flat Earth theory, but said that plenty of people are afraid to 'out' themselves as adherents. Some are of the belief that the earth is a Truman Show-style snow globe, with the North Pole at the centre and Antarctica are the outside.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

Flat Earthers aren't all average Joe's either: there are some legit famous people who believe in it.

B.o.B., less of a scientist and more of a rapper, is a noted adherent, while bat-swinging, pedalo-crashing cricketer Andrew Flintoff and far-right reality TV show Tila Tequila are also fans.

Of course, nobody would be so stupid as to put their flat earth beliefs to the test, would they? Well...One Flat Earth fan, Mike Hughes, has built his own spacecraft with the intention of launching himself into orbit (not that Flat Earther believe in orbit, but y'know...), according to the Washington Post.

He's been raising the required $2 million online to take his homemade craft into whatever they think orbit is and claims that he'll be able to do it this year.

So an answer will be found, sooner rather than later.

Topics: flat earth, Nasa, USA

Mike Wood

Mike Meehall Wood is a freelance journalist and translator. He writes for LADbible, VICE and countless sports publications, focusing on rugby league, football and boxing. He is a graduate of Leeds University and maintains a fizzy pop obsession. Contact Mike at [email protected]

 

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