Is Earth Flat?

More and more celebrities are ‘coming out’ as Flat Earth believers.

Is Earth Flat?

In 2015, American rapper B.o.B. – aka Bobby Ray Simmons Jr – revealed on Twitter that he was a Flat Earther.

Simmons said, ‘No matter how high in elevation you are…the horizon is always eye level…sorry cadets…I didn’t wanna believe it either.’

NBA star Kyrie Irving made headlines last week when he revealed that he believes that the world was flat, and surprisingly he’s not the only famous person who doesn’t believe the globe is … well, a globe.

In 2016, Tila Tequila tweeted unleashed a barrage of tweets revealing that she thinks the Earth is flat. She said, “It’s 2016 & nobodys been able 2 prove 2 me that the earth is round. Where is the curvature in the horizon? #FlatEarth prove me wrong dammit!” Totally logical!

Following a long tradition of NBA players who apparently believe the Earth is really flat, Shaquille O’Neal said on his podcast that indeed the Earth is flat.
“No, I don’t think that,” O’Neal told Harbinger of a flat Earth. “It was a joke, OK? So know that when Shaquille O’Neal says something, 80 percent of the time I’m being humorous, and it is a joke.

The SpaceX and Tesla founder, Elon Musk took to Twitter to poke fun at those who are convinced that our planet is flat.

Flat Mars

He said: ‘Why is there no Flat Mars Society?!’

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Galactic tick day

It takes the sun somewhere between 225 million and 250 million years to make a full orbit around the center of the galaxy.

Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, which means it has lived through about 20 complete loops around the galaxy.

If the sun travels in an approximate circle around the center of the galaxy, then that circle can be divided up into degrees — every circle is 360 degrees. Every degree can be divided up into 60 pieces, each called an arc minute. Every arc minute can be divided into 60 arc seconds. (These units can also be used to measure the distance between objects on the sky). The creators of Galactic Tick Day then divided each arc second by 100 (a “centi-arc second”).

Sneider said they call each of these centi-arc seconds a “tick,” sort of like the tick of a second hand on a clock. Every time the sun completes one centi-arc second in its orbit around the galactic center, they will celebrate Galactic Tick Day.

With that in mind, the sun moves through one centi-arc second of its orbit around the galaxy every 633.7 days, or 1.73 years, and Sept. 29, 2016, will be the 235th Galactic Tick Day.