Flat-Earthers Say the 'Pac-Man Effect' Finally Explains Why We Don't Fall Off the Planet
At the risk of upsetting anyone, I just want to start by saying that flat-Earthers are wrong. Period. There are some things in life that can be argued and debated, but in the 21st century, the shape of the planet is not one of them.
(Even flat-Earth truther "Mad" Mike Hughes' agrees with us-or, at least his body does; following the rocket launch designed to prove the Earth is, in fact, flat, which saw him launch himself 1,800 feet into the air to only crash violently back to Earth.)
According to recent reports, over 200 people didn't get that memo because they attended a conference in Birmingham where like-minded people shared theories about what the planet actually looks like, why gravity doesn't exist, and how we are actually living in a classic video game world.
Daily Mail reports that the conference took place over the span of three days and cost $147. There were a total of nine speakers on the docket, including a man named Dave Marsh who claimed that his research on the forces of the planet "destroys big bang cosmology."
Marsh argued that gravity doesn't exist and that electromagnetism is "the only true force in nature."
Another theorist (Darren Nesbit) said that the reason we haven't hit the walls that surrounded our flat planet is because of something called the "Pac-Man effect." If you're unfamiliar with the game, players can go through tunnels on one side of the screen and appear on the other, which Nesbit says is because of space-time wrapping around.
This conference was the first of its kind in Birmingham, but it is not the only place you'll find flat Earth theories.
The internet is brimming with them, and as far as we can tell, more than a few are genuine believers who are not just trolling the rest of us for attention.
Despite the clear evidence to the contrary (you really only have to look at the horizon to see that the Earth curves), they continue to "research" and spout information that would have been well-received a couple thousand years ago, but that now just leaves the rest of us scratching our heads.