B.o.B. thinks the earth is flat and he’s on a mission to prove it. He spurred several memes last year when he asked, “Where’s the curve?” And his thoughts on the world’s shape hasn’t changed since then.
“I’m starting this GoFundMe because I would like to send one, if not multiple, satellites as far into space as I can — or into orbit as I can — to find the curve,” the Atlanta-based MC said, referring to himself as Flat Earth Bob. “I’m looking for the curve.”
The rapper, who contributed $1,000 to the campaign, hopes to raise $1 million (the initial goal was $200,000) to prove the earth is not a sphere — and he has several people who are backing him financially. However, that doesn’t mean they buy into the rapper’s hypothesis.
However, some folks supported the theory and helped boost the fundraiser to just under $2,000 in five days.
While famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had a mathematical explanation for B.o.B.’s tweet last year…
@bobatl Earth's curve indeed blocks 150 (not 170) ft of Manhattan. But most buildings in midtown are waaay taller than that.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 25, 2016
… there is an explanation for B.o.B.’s belief.
The most prominent flat-earth theory, Live Science reported, claims the Earth is a disc that has the Arctic Circle in the center and Antarctica surrounding the rim. They claim NASA employees guard Antarctica, which according to them is a 150-foot tall wall of ice, to stop people from falling from Earth’s surface.
There’s also a conspiracy theory stating that space explorations are fake, according to the Flat Earth Society’s website. It claims the motivations for continuing to make these phony missions after the Cold War are primarily for greed.
“Thus opening up tremendous amounts of funds to embezzle as it only takes a fraction of the total budget to fake space travel,” the members believe.
They also believe photos of the globe are distorted due to “quirks of modern cameras.”