You know what’s most disturbing thing about Flat Earthers? To put it bluntly, it’s not merely their ridiculous belief that our planet isn’t round but the fact that their believers seem to be increasing in numbers.
Sure, we do not think it’s going to very widely-accepted anytime soon. It is still, however, a bit alarming to think that there are more of them now than ever before.
In a survey conducted by YouGov, we learn that a considerable percentage of Americans do not believe the Earth is round.
According to the research company, they surveyed 8,215 adults in the United States – which is considered representative to the countries population – and they found out that only 84% have “always believed the world is round.”
Digging further on the details, the number drops several notches down when 18 to 24 year-old young adults were surveyed since only 66% of them accepted the scientific fact.
Meanwhile, individuals with ages 55 years old and older had a high percentage of 94%.
Round or flat?
Looking at the chart above, we can see that 5% of US adults “have always thought the world was round” but have recently become more “skeptical”. The number goes higher by 9% among Americans 18 to 24 years of age.
Comparatively, 2% of all the people surveyed have “always believed the world is flat” while those in the 18 to 24 bracket have 4%. 7% of those surveyed went with “other/not sure” and the figure increases to 16% among young adults.
Other interesting insights from YouGov’s survey:
According to YouGov:
“For some Flat Earthers, evidence of the earth’s shape may be found in scripture – more than half of Flat Earthers (52%) consider themselves ‘very religious,’ compared to just a fifth of all Americans (20%).
“While an overwhelming majority of Americans (84%) believe that the Earth is round, at least 5% of the public say they used to believe that but now have their doubts.”
The company also mentioned that 89% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats, and 88% of independents believe the world isn’t flat.
Also, 89% of people earning $88,000 annually believe the planet is round while only 79% of those making under $40,000 accepted that.
Controversial Video Shows Adults Holding Baby While “Getting a Tattoo”
Netizens are divided about this viral video from Vietnam.
A shocking video has recently been making the rounds on social media showing adults holding a little child down as it gets a chest tattoo. According to reports, it is believed that the footage has been taken in Vietnam.
The said clip, which has been captioned “Baby gets some ink” has sparked different reactions among netizens with some saying its obviously child abuse while others are questioning its authenticity.
One person can be seen holding down the baby’s arms while the tattoo artist does his job.
6 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs
Coconut oil not only benefits humans but dogs as well.
Coconut oil has long been popularly used for its variety of applications. Aside from culinary purposes, holistic experts swear it is a great health supplement. In humans, coconut oil has been thought to boost the immune system, help with weight loss and have anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. But is coconut oil good for dogs?
According to many holistic and naturopathic veterinarians, coconut oil is beneficial for dogs. It can help relieve many canine health conditions.
Coconut oil comes from meats of coconuts from coconut palm.
Rubber Ducks Are Haven of Potentially Lethal Bacteria, Experts Warn
This will make you throw those cute bath toys away.
If you’re like most people, you probably have these toys in your bathroom right now. Yes, we’re talking about those cute little rubber duckies – which are loved by both kids and adults alike.
Experts, however, are warning us that these seemingly-harmless bath-time staples are actually dangerous. According to Swiss and American researchers, these toys are a haven for bacteria.