For some unknown reason, an alarming number of people in the world believe the Earth is flat, despite all of the evidence to the contrary.
One YouGov survey revealed that just 66 per cent of 18-24 year olds in American believe the Earth to be round, with the rest under the illusion that the Earth’s flatness is being kept secret as part of some vague government conspiracy.
But now a picture has emerged that might hopefully – HOPEFULLY – put this entirely stupid argument to bed once and for all.
It comes from a Reddit post, captioned “Checkmate flat Earth society” and is the best photographic evidence of “the truth” that loaded has seen in a long time.
Keen to highlight the ridiculousness of the whole argument, user amazed_spirit shared an image of a person posing for a selfie from the summit of Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain in the world.
As you can clearly see, the image shows the curved edge of the planet in the background.
Several users have even followed up the image with an explanation as to why it’s proof. Here’s the best one on offer:
“Forget about curvature arguments. The fact that you can only see 2.5 per cent at a time proves it isn’t flat. If it was flat you should be able to see the whole thing from even just the top of the tallest mountain or on any commercial flat.”
Will that be enough to convince flat Earthers? Probably not. After all, these are the sort of people that take spirit levels on planes and believe that because they stay level, the planet must be flat.
They might claim the photographer was using a fisheye lens. Let them. Dumb people are the worst kind of folk to pick an argument with. They are too stupid to know when they are beaten.
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Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.