Shaquille O’Neal: The Earth is flat!
Uh-oh, another big celeb (and we mean big) is claiming that the Earth is flat.
Former basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, 45, believes we've all been lied to. In his podcast, appropriately titled The Big Podcast with Shaq (via Sports Illustrated), O'Neal opened up about his theory, sharing exactly how he knows that our shared planet is indeed flat.
"It's true. The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. Yes, it is. Listen, there are three ways to manipulate the mind–what you read, what you see and what you hear," O'Neal stated in his Feb. 27, 2017 episode. "In school, first thing they teach us is, 'Oh, Columbus discovered America,' but when he got there, there were some fair-skinned people with the long hair smoking on the peace pipes. So, what does that tell you? Columbus didn't discover America."
O'Neal, who earned a doctoral degree in education from Barry University in 2012, continued, "So, listen, I drive from coast to coast, and this s*** is flat to me. I'm just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it's flat to me. I do not go up and down at a 360-degree angle, and all that stuff about gravity, have you looked outside Atlanta lately and seen all these buildings? You mean to tell me that China is under us? China is under us? It's not. The world is flat."
So yeah, take that, science.
Unfortunately for us, O'Neal is just one of many celebrities who believe that the Earth is flat. He joins Cleveland Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving, reality star Tila Tequila, and rapper B.o.B.
Sounds like Bill Nye's new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves the World (2017-), couldn't come at a better time.