Flat Earth Theory: Rapper B.o.B. Raising Funds To Find Evidence

United States rapper B.o.B., a propagator of the flat earth theory, is raising funds to launch satellites into space to find evidence backing his claim.

The 28-year-old Atlanta based rapper, whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, believes that the Earth is not spherical as widely believed, but in fact, a disc.

Flat earth theory believers say that the earth is a flat disc protected by an invisible barrier called “the firmament,” a dome-like feature that is referenced in the Old Testament.

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Being one of the most vocal and popular proponents of the Flat Earth theory, B.o.B is seeking to use his fame to raise $200,000 on the crowd-funding website, GoFundMe where he refers to himself as “Flat Earth Bob”, to put the debate to rest.

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“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,” he said in a video on the crowd-funding website.

“I’m looking for the curve,” he added.

The curve he is making reference to in his statement is a recurring theme by Flat Earth theory conspirators that says if the Earth was actually round, then the curvature of the Earth would be more visible to the naked eye.

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A few people have donated to the rapper’s cause, expressing support for what he aims to achieve.

“When/if you do make sure you let me know. I’ve been trying to tell folks that there is no curve, therefore the Earth is not a globe,” wrote one person who donated $20.

Another person who was more skeptical wrote: “Here’s $5 to prove yourself wrong.”

He has so far raised $1,726, as the campaign is trending on the GoFundMe site.