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    The Earth is Flat $#@!es!

    http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/

    This group has been around for a long time.

    When I was in college, we used to laugh about these cats all the time. They actually have a pretty decent following, something like 4000 people are part of the society.

    A lot of these people are actually very well off and educated, some are even physicists; but all are conspiracists and bored.

    You should take the time and study their theory. It is quite entertaining and I found it fascinating, not acknowledging they are right but they do bring up some very cool and hard to disprove topics.

    One of their biggest arguments is that all major world governments know that the earth is flat which is why the UN flag shows a flat earth as their logo.

    There is more to it, check it.
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    I had a look at their site a while back, and found it quite entertaining.

    I've flown on an Airbus A330 which was cruising slightly above it's regular operating ceiling at 43,000ft. You can easily see a slight curve to the horizon at that altitude. I've also heard that it's much more visible to passengers who fly above FL500 (Concorde / Lears /etc ).

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    bigup is right, it's all relative, matters where you are, from high up in the atmosphere, or higher, like a space station it's obviously round but from ground or a small plane its an endless flat world.
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    The best part is how they try and describe natural phenomena, read about their theory on the sun and moon. It's fantastic.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    I'm going to do some more reading there now .. I'm intrigued. Maybe somebody there is willing to entertain a debate on my car tires, which are in fact, square.

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    how can you go around the world if it's flat?

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    how can you go around the world if it's flat?
    You can't -- you'll hit a 150ft high ice wall (or something equally crazy!) .. LOL .. their FAQ is epic Click here to enlarge

    I have to wonder if somebody put this whole thing together to get a rise out of people, but they seem to be quite serious about it! They don't even have ad banners on their site, so it's not like they are capitalizing on the traffic that thousands of bemused visitors brings.

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    Lol I remember reading about them as a kid, but never with the power of the internet.

    Q: "What about satellites? How do they orbit the Earth?"

    A: Since sustained spaceflight is not possible, satellites cannot orbit the Earth. The signals we supposedly receive from them are either broadcast from towers or any number of possible pseudolites. However, temporary space-flight is possible.

    Apparently what I do is totally fake. You learn something new every day lol
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    Alright I've got to stop. Apparently the true believes main argument against people that try to say it's round is the gravity doesn't exist. They are totally cool with using Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity for their infinite acceleration but never getting to the speed of light theory, but his work on gravity never happened.

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    This one is a real gem:

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    Q: "NASA and other world space agencies have pictures of the Earth from space, and in those pictures the Earth is clearly a globe; in this day and age, hasn't it been proven beyond any doubt that the Earth is round?"

    A: NASA and the rest of the world's space agencies who claim to have been to space are involved in a Conspiracy to keep the shape of the Earth hidden. The pictures are faked using simple imaging software.
    .. and then ..

    Q: "Are you saying NASA had Photoshop in the 1960s?"

    A: Of course not. Back then the pictures taken were of far lower quality and were likely produced using analog means.

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    What a riot...I group them in with the Scientology people.

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    I think they know it is round and that is the joke...

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    They dont seem to think it's a joke, they get really worked up real quick. They even have conventions and $#@! every year.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Is it safe to assume that they don't refer to Australia as "down under"?

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    I want to join their group but I think they interview you to make sure you aren't trolling.

    $#@!.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    Just fake the funk for 15 minutes and then let the epicness ensue.
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    lol, That site is full of epicness. I loved their thread about The Conclusive Categorical Conspiracy Compendium
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