Saturday, November 11, 2017

Flat Earthers Gather From Around Globe

Hundreds from all over the world are in Cary [North Carolina] this week for the sold-out Flat Earth International Conference. The two-day conference is meant to help "uncover and debunk pseudo-scientific 'facts,'" organizers say. ... "It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to come here," said David Blair, who traveled to the conference from the United Kingdom. "As soon as it was announced, I booked the hotel and bought the ticket right away." Those attending say getting together with those who share their beliefs is a nice change of pace to the ridicule they usually receive. "It's not a way to make friends and impress your family because if they're not willing to look, they're going to think you're crazy," said David Weiss of Connecticut.


This is the first flat earth conference hosted by Kryptoz Media and Creation Cosmology Institute. ... Beliefs vary within the flat-earth community, but most argue the earth is a disc surrounded by an ice wall.


God I wish I could have attended this, but I guess I'll just have to wait for the videos to be posted on YouTube from the Flat Earth Video Awards.

I assure you I will post the best one here.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-11 01:17 AM

I got to admit it sounds like it would be a real lark to get high and to go to this

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-11-11 03:02 AM

These people explain gravity by saying the earth is falling up.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-11 07:08 AM

Who's the sponsor, Pizza Hut?

#5 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2017-11-11 08:47 AM

I was hoping it was going to look like a Steam Punk convention.


#6 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2017-11-11 09:38 AM

I check out Flat Earth videos on YouTube from time to time. And they are very entertaining.

Short on worthwhile information, but long on entertainment.

#7 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-11-11 10:43 AM

This is no sillier than the global warming deniers.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-11-11 05:42 PM

Headline win.

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-11 05:58 PM

This really may be the funniest headline I've seen on the front page in a while.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-11 06:35 PM

Oh god this explains why there were so many stupid drivers on the road this week.

#11 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2017-11-11 06:47 PM

The flat earthers. Always looking for the ending of things but never the beginning.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-11 06:56 PM

Yeah, these loons are a hoot. Their forums are hilarious. The kind of people who believe in crystals and magic rocks.

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-11 10:53 PM

Great headline!

#14 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-11-12 12:54 AM

"The kind of people who believe in crystals and magic rocks.


And the war on drugs, that Mexicans are taking our jobs, Chem trails, and Reaganomics. All loonies of the same caliber.

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-11-12 06:29 PM

And they are still smarter than your average Republican.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-12 09:01 PM

How do they explain the fact that it is possible to circumnavigate the Earth? I'm thinking they view the Earth as a big Pac Man level.

#17 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-13 11:58 AM

If the earth is flat how indeed can they gather from around the globe?

#18 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-11-13 05:09 PM

"I'm thinking they view the Earth as a big Pac Man level."

Sounds retarded, yet it's the theoretical underpinning of Capitalism... :)

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-13 05:20 PM

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