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5 Things Flat Earthers Believe to Be True

The Earth being flat is just one.

Centuries of studies and explorations by scholars and experts don’t seem to hold water for flat Earth believers. Present them with facts, and they insist on their own set of “truths.”

Flat Earth believers not only think that our planet is flat; they also hold on to other rather ridiculous notions about the world around us. Let’s have a look at them below.

1. Earth is a flat disk with no edge.

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Never mind that many of our history’s greatest minds (as early as the time of Pythagoras, Plato, and Aristotle) have proven that the Earth is a sphere and that today’s many scientific breakthroughs depend on a spherical planet. For flat Earthers, the world is an edgeless disk, and that’s it.

The phases of the moon and the rising of the sun over the horizon do not mean anything for them. Flat Earthers are firm on believing that the North Pole is the only pole and that the South as a direction does not exist. They also think the Antarctic is the endless border of the Earth.

2. The moon landing was a hoax.

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A good number of people, flat Earthers included, believe the moon landings are nothing but a hoax. Many conspiracy theories have been thrown around for decades, from moon landings being filmed in big studios to spacemen being nothing but a tool for governments to manipulate people into thinking the world is a sphere. To them, the billion-dollar space projects and wealth of data collected from them are all fake.

3. Gravity is not real.

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Another thing flat Earthers don’t believe in is gravity. They think that falling is just a natural property of all things. Other explanations have been given, too–like electromagnetism, air pressure, and density–but none of them are accurate and correct to explain why objects on Earth fall to the ground.

4. Satellites are also fake.

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Flat Earthers refuse to accept the existence of satellites that allow GPS, global communication, mapping, and weather forecasting. Nope, they’re not real.

According to flat Earth believers, there are merely “pseudo-satellites,” which are like balloons flown over places to gather data about them.

5. The moon and the sun are the same in size.

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Flat Earth believers argue that the Sun and the Moon are of equal sizes. They also don’t have a clear reasoning on how the two can logically orbit a flat Earth. According to them, the Sun and Moon are akin to spotlights that bring light and darkness to the planet depending on the hour of the day. As to how that works, we have yet to get a solid explanation.

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Scientists in South Korea May Have Found Cure for Baldness

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Going bald can be really troublesome for men. There's that difficult decision whether to just shave it all off or try to regrow your thinning hair. Baldness can also take its toll on a man's confidence.

There may be hope for bald men everywhere as scientists in South Korea believe they may have found the cure for baldness. It just needs to be tested on humans.

A team of scientists at Yonsei University in South Korea released a study on treating baldness in men.

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For the study, titled "Targeting of CXXC5 by a Competing Peptide Stimulates Hair Regrowth and Wound-Induced Hair Neogenesis," the scientists shaved some mice and then injected them with a biochemical that made the animals' fur grow back again - and fast. The substance was developed by the team and is called PTD-DBM. Aside from promoting hair growth, it is also capable of healing wounds....

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Flat Earth Conspiracy Theorist Argues With Astronaut On National TV

A conspiracy theorist debated with an astronaut on national TV to lay down his argument that the Earth is flat and not round.

The debate on whether the Earth is flat or round seems to have no ending. While early years explorers already accepted that the world is round, a conspiracy theorist in now stepping out into the light to spark another debate, saying NASA has been lying to humanity to hide the fact that our planet is actually a flat disc.

Conspiracy theorist Mark Sargent dared astronaut Terry Virts to participate in a debate about the real shape of the Earth. Although it is ridiculous to lecture someone who has actually seen the whole of our planet from above, Sargent still laid down his arguments and he did it on national TV.

A conspiracy theorist goes on national TV to talk about his claim that the Earth is flat.

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Sargent guested in a segment of ITV‘s Good Morning Britain where he shared his hypothesis saying: ...

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People Fear Privacy Breach When Using Samsung’s SmartTV

You might want to stay discreet when you are in front your Samsung SmartTV as its Voice Recognition feature records every conversation done near it.

All the while, we thought the advanced technology served to us by developers equates to comfort, convenience, and security. Apparently, they’re not all that. As programs, gadgets and devices undergo more and more innovations, our safety seems to be more at risk. A simple example is the way hackers infiltrate our privacy, in which our deepest secrets can already be exposed to the world with just a few clicks.

This may not be different to Samsung’s new SmartTV which doubles as a surveillance device. Instead of clicks, though, their voice command feature is their way to dig in to our private lives and many are bothered with the company’s privacy policy.

Samsung SmartTV's voice recognition feature apparently records every conversation you make in front of it.

The TV is equipped with a voice recognition feature that allows users to explore the device using commands. Upon feature activation, the TV will consistently listen to the commands it picks up and will record everything you say. These words you say will then be sent to a third-party company appointed to translate the commands to text. Furthermore, Samsung will also collect the data, which they can use on their research to improve their product....

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