Flat-Earthers are eagerly waiting for 61-year-old limousine driver “Mad” Mike Hughes to launch his homemade rocket made out of scrap metal and to finally disprove that the Earth is round. Hughes was supposed to launch his rocket with him in it to 1,800-feet-high into the sky above the Mojave Desert in California in an effort to prove the Earth is flat. Surprisingly, his motor home-slash-rocket-launcher broke down in the driveway and it will take at least until Tuesday for him to be cleared for launch. Until Mike is able to blast off in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flatter than Ivan Drago’s flat-top, flat-Earthers are still believing that the Earth is not round. In the meantime, Neil deGrasse Tyson is busy trolling flat-Earthers with fake photos of a lunar eclipse.
On Sunday, deGrasse Tyson posted an obviously fraudulent image of what a lunar eclipse would look like if the Earth was indeed a flat pancake planet. The famous astrophysicist ethered flat-Earth conspiracy theorists displaying what the shadow of a disc-shaped Earth would look like on the surface of the moon despite the Flat Earth theory being debunked for years now.
The American Museum of Natural History’s director of the Hayden Planetarium destroyed the stubborn individuals who still believe that the Earth is flat despite no documented case of any human being ever falling off the side of the alleged flat Earth. Other Twitter users piled on to dismantle the flat-Earth conspiracy.