Once you go flat, you never go back.
And in fact, you can go a lot further. Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ – Good Mythical Morning.
– In your comings and goings across the internet over the past month or so, you’ve
probably come across an interesting movement that is gaining momentum despite,
well, despite things that we’ll get into. It’s people debating
the shape of the Earth. Yes. It’s called the Flat Earth Movement,
and let’s just give you a quick refresher on what that is before we get into
some other things. Okay, so, everybody– – The Earth is flat.
– Everybody used to think the Earth was flat, right? Because it kind of seems that
way when you walk outside. But then some people came along– some pretty smart
people– and they made a series of – compelling observations–
– Yes. And most everybody started to believe
that the Earth is a planet, is a sphere, in a universe. But then there are the
people who think that this is all a grand conspiracy, and no, the Earth is actually
flat. It looks a little bit like this. (Rhett) It’s not supposed to
be a square; it’s a disk. (Link) Like if you put your hand like
you wanted to resuscitate the real Earth – Resuscitate, yes.
– by smooshing it from the North Pole down. – It’s like, “Whoops, I killed it.”
– You killed the Earth and there it is, – a circle in front of you.
– It’s a pancake. So, you see, the North Pole is at the
center, and then the perimeter is a 150-foot high ice wall, kind of
like the one in Game of Thrones. – Yes.
– That is actually Antarctica. – Which, that wall actually exists, too.
– Yes, it does. – As with everything in Game of Thrones.
– And the sun, the moon, and all the stars revolve around this Earth, so we’re
literally at the center of the universe. Oh, you think you’re the center
of the universe or something? Yes, actually we are, Link. So, the
question is: Why now? Why is this something that a lot of people are
believing? Well, um, there’s a guy named Eric Dubay who created a documentary
called The Flat Earth Conspiracy Documentary. It’s free on YouTube. You can watch it.
And he also wrote a book called 200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball.
And he is convinced a lot– thousands of people– that
there’s a legitimate case here. – He’s got 200 proofs, guys.
– 200 proofs! He can also take a picture
while pointing at his own T-shirt. He can. He’s also a vegan anarchist,
apparently, or he just likes a T-shirt that says that. Now, a lot of people have made
their own videos. You can find lots of ’em. This has become a flat-out movement!
(chuckles) Oh, yeah. Including Tila Tequila,
the reality star, who tweeted– – Big fan.
– “If the earth was a spinning globe, then how come airplanes can still land
without crashing? Because the face of – the earth is flat, not a globe.”
– That’s right, Tila. You tell ’em. Another tweet. This is all caps:
“IF I GET KILLED IN 2016, Y’ALL ALL KNOW IT’S BECAUSE I EXPOSED THE EARTH
AS BEING FLAT. #TRUTHEXPOSED” – Hashtags.
– B.o.B, the rapper musician, – Big fan.
– got in on this. “Once you go flat, you never go back.”
And he got in it with Neil deGrasse Tyson. – Yeah.
– And then he created a song called “Flatline” calling out Neil deGrasse Tyson,
and then Neil deGrasse Tyson’s nephew, Tyson, responded with a rap of his own
called “Flat to Fact.” Who knew that the Flat Earth theory could
create a rap battle? – I love
– (both) 2016! Okay, now, let’s re-center here. In order
to believe that the Earth is flat, you have to believe a number of things, including,
but not limited to, NASA and the Russian and Chinese space programs have all been
lying about everything. All the pictures of – the Earth from space are fake.
– Check. – The Moon Landing: fake.
– Check. – International Space Station: fake.
– Check. – All the satellites circling the Earth: fake.
– Check. – Astronauts are actors.
– Mmm… check. All the airlines are in on this conspiracy
because flights don’t go across Antarctica because they can’t,
because it’s a wall, y’all. – Oh, hadn’t thought of that.
– Gravity! Gravity itself doesn’t exist. – It’s a conspiracy.
– Check. Basically, everything that we think we
know about the nature of the universe and that we’ve learned over the past few
hundred years is a conspiracy and millions of people are in on it. Okay?
Now, here’s what we’re thinking. – Question mark.
– If you are willing to believe that, – why stop there?
– Yeah! There are so many amazing things
that you can add to the list! Yeah, don’t slow your roll,
go full steam ahead – We got a lotta options for you.
– into these theories that we are gonna present. They’re options. They’re all
non-exclusive, so you can subscribe to – all these.
– Yes you can. But let’s start with the Hollow Earth
Theory. Back in 1692, astronomer Edmund Halley theorized that the Earth
was a hollow shell with a 500-mile thick – crust, okay?
– That’s right, that’s right. With who knows what inside. Now, today,
people still subscribe to this theory and like to talk about it on the internet.
They believe that the North Pole is actually a big hole that
gives you access in there. – The North Hole!
– The North Hole! – (crew laughs)
– Gettin’ it wrong! And NASA has intentionally
covered this up! – With ice?
– No, like, photos. They’re like– – With a big white handkerchief.
– They’re suppressing the evidence. They don’t have a dome
like a football stadium. – Okay.
– As a result, many people theorize there’s lots of things you can believe
is in there. A smaller Earth… – Oh, that’s cool.
– A smaller sun… – I like that. For warmth.
– Or a lush tropical paradise that’s home to an advanced race of humans,
aliens, and giants. My favorite! I pick that one. Can we pick?
I pick that one. – Yeah. Pick all of ’em!
– Okay, how about this? You can also believe that the second Gulf War was
started to close a Stargate owned by Saddam Hussein. Or “Sad-am” Hussein, as
the first Bush used to call him. Now, – here’s now this one goes. Saddam–
– And “Star-gat-tay.” I think he also said, (George W. Bush impression)
“We’ve got to close the – (both) Star-gat-tay.”
– That’s good, Link! Sounds like – Dana Carvey doing the impersonation.
– Gonna do it. I’m gonna do it. I look like Dana Carvey.
I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna do it. Saddam closed the Star-gat-tay and,
because he was about to invite aliens in to invade the Earth. So the Gulf War
was not about weapons of mass destruction, people, ’cause there weren’t those. We all
know that. It was about a Stargate! The Stargate was shut down, so it turns
out that was a really good idea to go in – there and invade.
– (normally) And the series was a great – idea too. Also cancelled.
– Yeah, and MacGyver was on that. Body Earth Theory. If you wanna be a
Body Earther, you get to believe that the Earth can transfer positive electrons to
your body that then can prevent harmful – diseases, and have healing properties.
– Okay, I like where this is going. The ball of the foot, as we all know,
is the ideal area for electrons– – Lots of things!
– to come (laughs) to come up– – Massage…
– to come up into your body. If you’re feeling sick, go walk around in the Earth
and be a Body Earth Theorist, an Earther, – or a Grounder. I met a guy once.
– I remember this. You told the story. – Yeah, on Eagle Rock.
– Yeah. And I got barefoot after my
encounter with him, and I tried it. So you can connect the people.
If you wanna believe this. – I tried it.
– You could connect the people with him. How about this: You could believe that
the only thing you need to survive is sunlight. No food, no water, just sun,
or the vital life force of the universe. – Okay.
– This one actually has a name, it’s called – Breatharianism, and in the–
– Because what? You breathe the air? Breathe in the life force
that’s got the sun in it. – You breathe in the sun?
– An Indian yogi claims to have lived for – about 70 years without food or water.
– (Yogi Bear impression) Heyy, sunlight! (laughs) Yogi! Now, they made a movie
about this guy, and a Swiss woman watched the movie. In 2011, she decided, “I’m
gonna try to live this lifestyle for myself.” And you know what happened to her?
She died of starvation. – Oh!
– Because she didn’t have any food. – Spoiler alert!
– But maybe she wasn’t doing it right. You know, that’s probably what it was.
She was looking at it crosseyed, or… – I don’t know. But listen.
– Eating something on the side? There’s a subset of the Breatharianism
movement where a guy says that you can eat a Quarter Pounder with
Cheese meal with a diet coke. – I am not making this up.
– And only that? That’s what you get. And he has these
very complex reasons for why that makes – the most sense.
– And he is like your uncle? No, he’s just some dude, but you can join
him. And I love that meal, by the way. Why eat nothing when you can drink
your own urine, and have a reason? – Why not?
– I’mma give you the reason. It’s called Urine Therapy. In the eyes of
Urine believers, there’s virtually nothing – that urine can’t fix.
– Mm-hm. I’m talking about the common cold,
the flu, and definitely cancer. – Okay.
– And I make a lot of it. – I’m making it right now.
– Drink it warm or cold. You have options. You can also rub it on your skin. We did
a whole episode on weird uses for urine. – But we didn’t do that.
– But we didn’t say “curing cancer” until today. Next time you go
number one, grab a Thermos! (chuckles) Okay. And this one is my
favorite. You can believe that inspecting and feeling a person’s bare butt can offer
insight into that person’s future. – Okay. It’s for you, it’s not for me.
– It’s called– – I can help you.
– It’s called Rumpology. – And again, we’re not making this up.
– Hold on, it’s called- Rumpology. This is not a sketch. This is
not an SNL skit. It’s called Rumpology and – the idea is by inspecting and feeling…
– Yes, yes. for instance, someone who has a round…
you wanna get your hands on a big, round bottom. Well, that would indicate that
somebody’s open, happy, and optimistic. A flat bottom can mean somebody
is vain, negative, and sad. – Oh, come on.
– Not only do you get to look and feel butts– look at and feel butts– you get
to hang out with rumpologists like Jacqueline Stallone and yes, that is Sly
Stallone’s mom. She’s 94 years old, but she’s still going strong
and she’s still feeling butts. I wonder why anyone would want
to come up with such a philosophy. – Oh, that’s a joke. (chuckles)
– You thought I was asking a – legitimate question.
– (laughs) So, you know, take your pick or sign up
for all of ’em. Let’s go all in and then – tweet some intelligent stuff about it.
– Please do that. – Celebrities.
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Mythical More. We are going to have an unfiltered conversation where we’re
gonna give our unadulterated opinion about why Flat Earthers
believe what they believe. (Rhett) World’s worst butcher!
(silly voice) Hello, I’m here for meat! (silly voice) Step right up!
What’s your form of… payment? Slide it across the table. Slide your
table payment! Slide your payment across – the table!
– Could you stop that, Sir? – Sure! Slide it right here.
– You want me to put my dollars there? – Right there.
– Mmkay. – Hyah!
– Oh gosh. – (crew laughs)
– You’re a bad butcher. [Captioned by Caitrin:
GMM Captioning Team]