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Celeb Twitter Trend That Needs to Die: Flat Earth Theories

Who you gonna believe? Science or Tila Tequila and B.o.B?

Celeb Twitter Trend That Needs to Die: Flat Earth Theories
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One of the first things children learn about our big amazing Earth is that it's round. We show them globes, dioramas of the solar system, and pictures from outer space that blow their little minds. But somehow some people have chosen not to believe these basic lessons about our place in the cosmos. And unfortunately some of them are famous.

Both Tila Tequila and now B.o.B (perhaps inspired by Tequila's, uh, candor?) have come forward to bravely remove the scales from our eyes by convincing us that the Earth, despite all scientific "evidence" to the contrary, is flat.

About three weeks ago, Tequila told her Twitter followers that "nobodys been able 2 prove 2 me that the earth is round," and she's not believing the whole globe thing until "SOMEONE CAN SEND ME A GOD DAMN PHOTO OF THE HORIZON WITH A CURVATURE!"

While pretty much everyone dismissed the former reality star's easily disprovable conspiracy theory, at least one somewhat famous rapper has her back. Over the past few days, B.o.B has been tweeting almost non-stop all about how the Earth is a flat disc, and no one seems to be able to convince him otherwise.

Most of B.o.B's evidence comes down to the Earth looking pretty flat, and he's been posting photo memes filled with nuggets of info you should keep in mind when you come face-to-face with someone who thinks the Earth is round.

He fully believes the round Earth business is a conspiracy theory, and NASA is the chief culprit in its dissemination.

And should you challenge him on any of this, prepare to be burned.

Fortunately, though, you don't have to do the challenging. Protector of science and bringer of truth Neil deGrasse Tyson is looking out for us. In a series of tweets, the famous physicist took on B.o.B's new belief.

After B.o.B posted a picture showing the New York skyline visible from 60 miles away, Tyson explained why it's not totally blocked by the curvature of the Earth.

By Tyson, ever the diplomat, didn't totally bury his mental sparring partner.

Now that all this is out in the open, what's next? Will more semi-famous people come forward in support of the flat Earth theory? We can only hope this celebrity mini-trend is on track to die a horrible death at the hands of science, and that this can be a teachable moment for our younger generations. If not, we may all be doomed.

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