The conspiracy theory-laden social media onslaught unleashed by rapper B.o.B. got us thinking about another famous “the Earth is flat!” believer. Charles K. Johnson was the most notorious name associated with flat-Earth theories since Christopher Columbus. And he became something of a celebrity because of it.
Earlier today, rapper B.o.B. declared to his millions of Twitter followers that, despite everything they’ve been led to believe their entire lives, the earth is flat. And the weirdest part isn’t just that he believes the earth is flat, but that he’s not even remotely alone.
If you zoom in on the surface of a vinyl record using a microscope, to the untrained eye it kind of looks like a series of mountains and valleys. It's actually the waveform representation of a song or other sounds, but what would happen if you took a map of the Earth's mountains and valleys and turned that into a…