Former England cricket captain Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has claimed that he is convinced with the flat earth theory. According to Flintoff, the earth's shape is like a turnip, and he also added that he is very much obsessed with a podcast called 'Flat Earthers'.
Flintoff substantiates his claims with evidence
Andrew Flintoff made these startling claims while talking on his own podcast, for BBC 5 Live with ex-Wales footballer Robbie Savage. During the talk, Flintoff made it clear that there are no concrete pieces of evidence to prove that the Earth is spherical, but enough number of proofs are there to substantiate that the planet in which we are living is flat.
"If you're in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it's round? Why, if we're hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn't be able to see it but you can," said Flintoff.
As per Flintoff, the South Pole acts as a border wall of the Earth made up of ice. The former cricketer added that this is why all Governments are building their bases on the South Pole.
Flat Earth theory gaining immense popularity
According to Flat Earth theorists, the earth is not spherical as science suggests but is indeed flat. These theorists believe that the satellite photos of Earth which are being circulated all over the world are intentionally fabricated to proclaim the 'round earth conspiracy'. As per these weird believers, water does not fall off the edge of the earth as Antarctica acts as a strong wall of ice that wraps around the borders of our planet.
Earlier, we have reported that a man named Mike Hughes, better known as Mad Mike on the Internet, has plans to launch himself in a homemade rocket to prove that the Earth is flat.
Interestingly, the flat earth theory is not a new one. In the ancient ages, Egyptians and Mesopotamians believed that we are living in a flat disc. A couple of years back, an Islamic cleric in Saudi Arabia has also shared similar beliefs and has said that the Earth is stationary, and is not spherical in shape. However, NASA has not given much attention to these flat-earth conspiracy theories.