US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon
Stage set for extra terrestrial faceoff with Prof Brian Cox?
A US rapper has embarked on a mammoth tweet fest to correct at least 500 years of misinformation that the world is not flat, slamming amateur and professional astronomers in the process.
BoB, also known as Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, has occasionally pontificated on matters astral in the past, but some time on January 24 kicked into full flat earth mode, with this question.
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this pic.twitter.com/YCJVBdOWX7— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
When someone suggested that if the Earth was flat, we’d have discovered the edge by now - what with aeroplanes and stuff - he quickly shot them down:
have u been to the edge ? or is that what your science book told you https://t.co/61qaI5xx5f— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
Further evidence of the conspiracy:
Btw... Go Pros have curved lenses.— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
And of course:
there's wind on the moon ? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/PEqtCwgSbc— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 25, 2016
Eight hours ago, despite interventions from enthusiastic amateurs, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, he was threatening to bust the whole thing wide open, "including the cloning centres". At time of writing, BoB was citing Genesis.
We could be cynical and suggest the whole things has something to do with BoB’s latest "project" hitting Soundcloud. But, as BoB himself points out:
Once you go flat, you never go back— B.o.B (@bobatl) January 26, 2016
Personally, we think Bob is showing worrying signs of being unstoppable here. If only there was some kind of hero who could step forward and combine dance music chops with an unassailable background in astrophysics... surely Brian Cox OBE can't still be filming for the BBC? ®